As the end of January nears…I’m sure quite a few of you are wondering where the promised Shifter Town Enforcement novella is… After all, it was originally promised in November.
To be honest, when I started this novella, I never thought it would be this hard to write. I surely never thought that it would best me. I’ve redone this novella several times, restarted it from scratch so many times I now have multiple folders inside folders, trying to keep myself organized with which is latest version.
I’ve even tried scrapping the original entirely and completely forgetting every word I’d ever written on it. Something about this project calls to me, but my gosh I can’t seem to get it to work. But what’s making this even harder is the looming deadline.
I’ve always been a bit of a perfectionist–I was the straight-A student in class who never missed a deadline. Heck, I was never late and I surely never missed an assignment, let ALONE the deadline. And these past few months I’ve been dealing with a lot of personal issues, things I just don’t feel comfortable talking about in public–but I will say, that the missed deadline in November was quite alarming to me, and I’ve driven myself into quite a bit of a panic lately.
I don’t like having to admit to another delay, and I am so truly sorry. Because right now, life and this little novella have bested me quite a bit (honestly, I think it’s more *life* than the novella, but right now, they both seem linked to me). So I’m taking some time.
I’m going to step back. I’m not putting this book on a deadline (and I am going to work on other projects while I try and figure it out), but I will be rather quiet in the online world. I will do my best to keep up with emails, and definitely all Authorgraphs and swag requests. I don’t know when Pale Moon Cry will be out, I really hope it’s before Big Cats Don’t Purr–but thankfully, this novella isn’t connected to the main storyline so it’s place on the timeline is flexible.
I’m really sorry you guys. I’m by no means backing down, but I’m giving myself breathing room and relaxing some stress in my life–that way I’ll hopefully be back in top form soon.