Monday, October 31, 2016

Hold On

So. Hour of the Wolf is now on hold.

Yeah, I know. It's almost done, so now I put it on hold? Let me explain.

See, I realized that I'd been struggling for a while not only to complete this one, but to write at all. I'd lost my mojo.

After a long discussion with Dusty, I've decided that I need to set my current WIP aside and work on something else for a while. I hate doing it, but he's right. As it stands, that WIP will certainly get rejected. It's bad, guys. BAD.

I'll admit, I hate disappointing you guys who've been waiting for Noah and Iva's story, but trust me when I say this isn't the story they deserve. I'll get back to it, I promise you that. I just need to be in a place where I can edit and end it the way they (and you) deserve. So while it's on hold and I'm getting my mojo back, I'm working on Hide and Seek, the next True Destiny book.

Speaking of rejection, More Than Words was rejected by Carina Press. I'm going to go over it and, once I'm satisfied it's the best it can be (again), I'm going to send it to Samhain Publishing. If they take it, the series is theirs. If they don't...

I might self-publish it.


Lisa Bell said...

Hugs. That's got to be so hard for you. I love all your books. I'll just wait as patiently as I can. :)

Kay said...

I will throw my money at you in whatever way you let me. You keep writing, I'll keep buying. :)

LuDena Radford said...

Take a break go have fun until you get your mojo back. Everyone has bad days months years have a good Halloween.I will wait for your next book and so will all your real fans

Teri Gomez said...

All is cool....all of your books are well worth the wait...and if you need extra time for the best book...then that is what you should do...if anyone gives you heat..well, I got your course, they would have to go through Dusty first...hugs

Julie said...

Thank you for explaining, in all reality I have all your stories so any one would be greatly appreciated. If you decide to self publish I'll be waiting for that too. I hope everything works out best for you ��

Nancy G said...

You know me...if you write it I will buy it and read it ...over and over and over and.....

Dana Marie Bell said...

Thanks, guys. I've found switching WIPs has helped, and my mother-in-law has offered to go over what I've got of Hour of the Wolf and offer advice (she's one of my beta readers, so it works for me).

Unknown said...

I'm like other readers/fans here. No matter who publishes, I'll buy and read. You are one of my top favorite authors. Is there anything we can do to "motivate" publishing companies? Within the legal realm, I mean. Lol

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