Lovely readers, I have some not-so-cheery news to share. I had originally planned to publish my next novel, Unearthed after Sunset this fall, but I am going to have to postpone its publication.
Sadly, Unearthed after Sunset's Kickstarter campaign didn't meet it's goal. However, I don't think it was completely unsuccessful. Unearthed had five wonderful backers and dozens of fans spreading the word about this novel. Hundreds of people read the first chapter for free on my blog and it founds its way into many fans "to read" list on Goodreads.
I think the experience of using Kickstarter was a great one, and I think it helped me spread the word about this novel.
That said, life has been a little crazy for me lately, and with my Kickstarter not meeting it's goal I'm going to need to postpone the publication of Unearthed after Sunset. I haven't yet mentioned this to any of my fans, but I recently got engaged! And, I'm going back to school for my Master's degree. Between school, planning a wedding and trying to save money for both, my writing has taken a backseat to pretty much everything else.
The truth is, I'm behind schedule on editing, and as I said in my Kickstarter campaign, I really want to take this novel to a new level of professionalism, compared to my past books. To do so will take more money than I've currently set aside for this project, and I don't want to lose quality by pushing myself to finish editing faster or cutting my budget.
The good news is that Unearthed after Sunset will be published. It's just going to take a little longer than I'd originally planned. Right now, I'm setting a tentative release date of Spring of 2016, and I hope anyone who's been interested in this book will continue to follow me on my publishing journey by following me on twitter, facebook, or by reading my blog.
If you haven't already, read the first chapter of Unearthed after Sunset here, and add it to your Goodreads "to read" list.