I hoped to fit some writing into my crazy July schedule, but it just didn’t happen. I’ve been away from it for long enough now that I’m starting to get antsy. It feels like ideas are piling up and crowding in my brain. They need to get out!!! After a meeting with a group of my beta readers, I’ve been working out all of their recommendations in my mind and now it’s implementation time!
I had high (and fairly unrealistic) hopes of having this book out in six weeks. In all honesty, the story will be ready. My awesome cover is in the works. So why not a September release? Well, it all boils down to marketing. I’ve promised advanced reader’s copies (ARCs) to some amazing reviewers and need time to get them the books and write their reviews. I’m also using a new YA promotional site and they want all info (including the finished book) at least a month prior to release date. Time, time, time. A timeline is what I need. I’m hoping to get all of this promo stuff in order and plan out a release date before the end of the month.
In the meantime, I will be doing some more promotional stuff on Facebook and giving you, my friends, a chance to win an ARC for yourself. I promise, the slacking will fade with summer and fall will bring The Keep! I’m really pumped about getting this book to you! Only a few, short months!!!