Friday, September 6, 2013

State of the CW

Ah, I'm feeling so much better today.

Formatting is mostly done. I'll be mailing out the Indie-Go-Go books tonight, while Smashwords is processing its version of the book. You guys are so awesome. So very, very awesome.

I'm looking at my finances, and it looks like I'll be able to do the last third of Dragon Breath. Barely. I can't make any promises, but that should work.

After that, things get kind of sticky.

The next thing on my schedule is Gray Prince. Its official release date will be December. BUT, and this is the could-be-cool part, you can pre-order it in November. Smashwords has set pre-orders up with Barnes and Noble, Apple, and a couple other retailers. Amazon is still being a shit about it, but that's Amazon. Our Daily Bread finishes its Select run this month, and I'll give the pre-order program a test run before A Promise Kept hits the shelves. How the pre-orders work is, you can order the book as soon as it's in the store, so technically it still releases in November. The orders don't get counted until the release date, which means if you guys buy, say, ten copies? All ten get credited on the release date. It'll give the book a nice little boost and THAT will help a lot. 

That's the good news. The bad news is, I have no idea if  I ll be able to afford the editing. At this point I would rather go without the editing than ask for money again. IF I do decide to run another indiegogo campaign, it'll be for Starbleached: Liberty, it'll be after the new year, and I'll give you guys  an awful lot of warning. I'll know by the end of the month if I need to run with that.

Have I said how awesome you guys are yet this post? You have no idea how cool you are. Stay cool, my friends. Stay cool.


  1. I'm still open to editing your stuff. I'd like to be paid but probably less than most. I like to help out fellow writers. Btw I am still reading but I confess I like when you do AB books best :)

  2. I'll probably do another Anita Blake book when this is done. Or before this is done. Mostly I did this one because I own it, and I wanted to be conservative with my buying of things for the foreseeable future. I LOVE my new job and the paycut was worth getting my sanity and self-worth back, but yeah. Paycut.

    1. YOU GOT A NEW JOB? YAY! I'm so happy to hear that. Are you still in food service?

    2. No. There is a long, awful story attached to the quitting, but let's sum it up with "panic attack on the floor" and leave it at that.

      I got a job offer from another job that I had never even applied for within THREE HOURS of quitting the old one. So I am now a teacher's assistant in an after school program working with little kids.

      It's fantastic.

    3. that is awesome. I'm glad to hear it, even if the way the last job ended was terrible.