A New Year and New Hazel and Holly Update
Happy New Year! Another circuit around the sun done and dusted. I’m not sure what it says about me when I’m feeling like it’s an accomplishment to, you know, still exist.
And I do still exist, even though this blog has been woefully silent this past year. My Magic in the Mundane series was theoretically supposed to be finished by the end of last year. And I made it to, what, “E”? Ha! Talk about best laid plans. I am planning on continuing it though, because I do have fun with it. Hopefully in 2019 I can get back into a rhythm that works for me.
Also, since we’re on the topic on best laid plans going astray….
Hazel and Holly, which was originally scheduled to come out Jan. 16, has been delayed.
It’s not that the book isn’t done, because it is. (Well, mostly. Still doing a quality check of the ebook, which probably isn’t even necessary, but that’s my special brand of OCD for you there.) Rather it came to my attention, rather belatedly, that I could be doing more to promote the book before it comes out. Primarily submitting the book to review journals, like Library Journal or Publishers Weekly. There’s no guarantee that they’ll pick up the book to review, but if I want them to even consider it, then I need to submit it generally several months prior to publication.
So, for that reason alone, I’ve delayed the publication of Hazel and Holly to May 16th.
This was a really hard decision for me to make, because I know there’s several of you out there looking forward to having H&H in book form, and I really don’t like disappointing people. But at the same time, I want to be able to say I did everything I could to help the book succeed.
On the plus side, I do think a May publication kind of works for the story, given its setting and whatnot. Maybe I can get some attention on it around the Solstice. We’ll see.
Soo… yeah. Sorry about that. But hey, in the meantime, you can find some free books to read from these promotions happening right now.
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I hope your New Year has been lovely so far and continues to be wonderful in the coming months!