Monday, February 8, 2016

The Good, The Bad, & The Alternative Plan

A couple of things happened last week. Some of them were the bomb and others were more like a dropped bomb.

First, the good, because it's awesome.

Once Upon A Regency: Timeless Tales & Fables released. It did exceptionally well on release day.

America

UK

Australia
I also made #71 in Amazon's top 100 authors. Very cool, as that has never happened before. You can buy Once Upon A Regency at these fine e-retailers:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1kUnFkx
iTunes: hyperurl.co/m0tbhm
Kobo: https://goo.gl/8etEbC
B&N: http://goo.gl/S295aT

I believe the price is going up after Valentine's Day, so grab it quick while it's still 99 cents.

Now for the not-so-good.

Sometimes people have dreams and good intentions. And then life bites you on the ass and your plans deflate, because life isn't very nice sometimes.

A couple of months ago, I finished Her Heart's Desire, my second Viking book. I held off sending it to my editor because the Regency set was comning out and Tell is coming out in March. I didn't want a repeat of everything coming out at once like last year. It was a tad stressful.

I planned to send it to her next month when we'd probably be looking at a May or June release. On Saturday, there was a notice from the publisher. The house is closing doors. I feel a little bit like I might be a bad luck charm because this is the third time I've had this happen. It's hard to run a small publishing house, which is really sad, because those are the ones I enjoy working for. So I'm getting the rights back to Her Heart's Surrender at the end of this month.

That, obviously, means I need a new cover. Which is always a pain in the ass, because I stink at figuring out what I want for covers. And do you know how hard it is to find a Viking-ish looking couple? It's not the easiest thing ever.

I feel rotten for the house's owner, because she was very helpful and easy to work with. I feel bad for me because basically, the hard part was over. On the upside, I have an edited MS to use, which is more than some houses leave you with (on a side note, I read an article about how they can't stop you from using an edited MS because you did the work, but that's not an issue here, thank God).

I thought I took the news of the house closing really well. Except then without realizing it, I started pacing. I couldn't sit still. I don't think anyone else noticed, but I was secretly a little wracked with worry. I don't know why. I land on my feet more often than not.

Anyway, it's no big deal. It's just a new cover and a few interior changes. The plan is still to go ahead with Her Heart's Desire. My awesome, amazing editor already said, don't worry, I'll help you with it. 

We're good.

2 comments:

  1. This is just another opportunity for awesomeness :) You got this!

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  2. You have met a lot of great people to help you with your writing. They are behind you and helping you because you are good at what you write. Journey on.

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