I received a comment today that pointed out to me that I am neglecting to keep my fans up-to-date about the next book in the Premonition Series, Indebted. Okay, hold up for a second…I have fans? Really? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I correspond with people on a daily basis about what I’m doing and about my books, but I guess I never considered that those people fall under the heading of “fans.” I kind of consider them people who like books like I like books. People like me, who when they come to the end of a story and read the “teaser chapter” in the back of that book, find themselves tugging on their boots, even though it is 10:30 at night, so they can drive over to the bookstore to get the next book in the series so they can find out what is going to happen next…
Oh…uhhh…sorry, I guess I am the bad guy in this scenario. But, I never considered you all fans. I think of you as really amazing people who have an interest in the stories I write. People who I’d hang out with—maybe grab some coffee with—and then end up plotting mayhem with them…you know: true readers.
Now that I know that I have been torturing you (a fact for which I am sorry…truly) I have decided to create a new page on my website. It’s called: Indebted: Updates! (See it up there at the top?) From now on, I’ll try to give you at least a weekly update on the progress of Indebted.
Let me just say now that Indebted is finished. I am just re-reading it so that I can be absolutely sure that everything is how I want it. (I’m really not a control freak, it’s just that when it comes to my writing, I don’t know...I feel like I owe it to you to give you the best product I can.) I plan to turn Indebted over to my publisher in a day or two. From there, they will format the book and create a cover. This process took three months (each) for the last two books. I am hoping it will take less time for Indebted. I have learned a few things, so I’m thinking maybe the process won’t take as long. (I am getting better at knowing what they want.) I am hoping that it will go live on Amazon in March of 2012. I will know more soon and I promise to be better at sharing that information in the future.
I have fans? That’s just crazy talk. Who would follow me? (You can’t hear it, but I’m laughing and a little snort just came out.)
The Kindle version of Intuition is now available on Amazon! (Finally, right?) Please follow this link to check it out:
I’m going to format it for Nook and iPad through Smashword in the coming days—love that "meatgrinder-formatting" program…(not looking forward to that at all). Simultaneously, I’m going to submit Indebted (Volume 3) to my publisher. Then, I’m going to take a nap because I’m tired. Ha, ha :)
I don’t open my eyes so I can’t see him, but I can smell him. He thickens the air I breathe, choking me with his scent…his aroma. I shiver. I have to resist. If I’m not strong, then I will be relegated to the same fate as this predator whose sickness infects me even now. But now, I crave him and he knows that; he has been counting on my need to end the gnawing pain. How he would savor my surrender. I’m alive, but how much longer will it take until I beg him not to be?