All my loyal readers,
I know so many of you are out searching for the third book. And I know I promised it would have been out yesterday.
But it's not yet.
I know this probably makes a lot of you upset, or angry, or frustrated even. When an author says something about their work they should be able to keep their word.
And that's really what I've been trying to do. But somebody threw a big ol' wrench into all my plans earlier this week.
You see, I'm still a student. And as so, I was spending my summer in Seattle, where I grew up, in my parent's house. I saw all my friends, got a lot of great reading in, and, best of all, got to work on my books.
But summer always comes to an end, and with the start of a new school year comes the inevitable move.
I got to school in Boston, so the move is probably one of the longest any student can have. And that means going all the way across the country on a 6-hour flight, plus dealing with jetlag, plus trying to stuff enough things in all my baggage, plus trying to get to my dorm without leaving anything behind, plus meeting all the new people, plus coordinating on almost EVERYTHING in my life.
To say that it's a tumultuous time is an understatement.
But why am I telling you guys this? Only because, two days before Graced (the 3rd book in the Dream Realms Trilogy) is supposed to come out, I find out that I need to go to Boston a full week earlier than I expected.
I had planned on publishing Graced from home in Seattle, and then flying to Boston at the end of the month, on the 30th or so.
Turns out, because of some weird scheduling thing at my school, move-in got moved up by a week. So I discovered I had to be in Boston on the 23rd.
Talk about a buzz-kill.
So the last two days before the release of Graced, instead of spending time on the final proofread and touch-up, I had to frantically pack my things in preparation for the flight. But the good news is that I'm finally here. I'm in Boston. Spent all of yesterday flying, and am writing this message from my tiny little dorm room.
But the bad news is that nothing is unpacked yet. And, even worse, my roommates left the doors unlocked before they left for the summer, so we all came back to find our fridge stolen.
So right now I'm dealing with unpacking, coordinating myself on here, and all that college stuff that comes with move-in. It's completely crazy and entirely overwhelming.
I just need two days to finish up Graced. I thought those two days would be the 21st and 22nd, but packing and stuff took over. As it is right now, things look completely jumbled together until at least the weekend. And it's only then that I think I'll have enough time to touch up the third book.
(so this is a really long, apologetic blog post explaining why the book is going to be delayed)
I know you guys want the book -- I've gotten countless emails and messages on Goodreads already. And I'm so incredibly, amazingly happy that so many of you like the series enough to write to me to ask me where the third book is. And I fell so bad about letting you guys down.
I wish I could make it up to all of you, somehow. If anybody has any ideas, post in the comments.
Anyway, I gotta get back to organizing myself here. The faster I do that, the faster the third book can go up.
Lots of love,