. You know you’ve done your job right when you raise a son who’s comfortable dressing as a pink unicorn while he enjoys the last day of the season at Heavenly with his cousin. He’s had a hard time the last few years, and it’s great to see him enjoying himself. His 4 year old daughter will be so proud of her daddy, the Unicorn.
But I digress. I’ve been working my tail off, trying to get Heartless ready for take off. I’m thinking that May 15th will be publication date, but man, there’s so much to do for indie publishing. I’m not a control freak, so it isn’t a total thrill, but it’s interesting enough for me to enjoy. I’ve got a fabulous cover, slaved over the cover copy, I’m still dealing with challenging edits, then proof reading, formatting, and … ta da!
I’m still trying to figure out how to balance a second full-time job in my life (publishing as well as writing) but the freedom is enormous, and since I’m very much “the glass is half full” kind of gal I expect, as Crusie says, nothing but good times ahead.
And I’ll get back to my new stories! Ooops and Not Quite a Miracle and Forever Autumn and Mary-Stewart-in-Spain and eventual Ice – the Next Generation and …
Interesting. None of those are historicals. Well, I’ve just spent two years immersed in HEARTLESS (what with the shoulder replacement and family traumas it’s taken me longer to write than usual, plus it’s probably my longest book, and you should have seen how much I’ve cut!)
But for today I finish the revisions, run through every kind of checker I can get to pick up typos, and then pass it to my proof reader while I wait to hear from Mollie, my marketing and web guru. Fortunately I’m in love with the book, with Emma and Brandon, and they’re going to be so happy to see the light of day after maundering for three years.
Oh, and if anyone out there loves a book of mine (I tentatively assume there are) go post a review somewhere, like Amazon or Good Reads. I went searching for reviews last week, always a bad idea but I needed to check feedback on a certain plot point in a certain book, and I was surprised at how few there were. Only if there’s a book you love that you feel hasn’t got enough attention.
Or hell, if there’s one you hate, go ahead and trash it. I’m a firm believer in honesty.
I’ll have more deets on HEARTLESS, including the cover. In the mean time, be excellent to each other and party on, dude.
11 thoughts on “Emerging from the Salt Mines”
May 15th can’t come soon enough! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Thank you Krissie. I have missed your posts.
Counting down the days until May 15th.
I really needed some good news today! Thank you so much!
Hello Everyone , Anne is my favourite author by far. After reading ‘Ruthless’ 6 years ago I was hooked, I needed more, so I read the whole ‘The House of Rohan’ series again & again & again. I am beyond excited about ‘Heartless’. I did want to ask a question. Does anyone know if ‘The House of Rohan’ series will be made into an audible series (I really hope so)? I already have a collection of audible books including ‘The House of Russell’ which I loved.
I just wanted to thank you for the many wonderful years of posts over at Reinventing Fabulous. I loved following along as you risked baring your soul to the world, reminding us that we’re all okay where we are.
I love your bright spirit and wish you all the best!!!
Big hugs from Kieran 🙂
I have waited sometimes not so patiently for the end to the Rohan family series. I am beyond excitef. I will look at Amazon to check on reviews you might need. I love your male anti hero heroes and strong not-so-beautiful, heroines. Thank you for letting Emma and Brandon live again.
Yay, excited for your new book!
I can’t believe I missed this post! Life took over and I forgot to check back, then yesterday I got an email from Amazon about your pre order.
Much squeeing was heard around Glasgow ? So psyched. Happy release day for tomorrow ?
When will Barnes and Noble have it?
Absolutely. It’s not up yet, which surprises me, but I expect it’ll be up sometime today.