I am SO sorry! I was hoping to have book 5 out today but it still isn't ready. I just don't feel it has enough action or emotion in it, so I'm working hard to remedy that. I've been working on every day, all day, and I'm going to work through the night and the weekend to try to get it out before Monday! Whew! Back to work!
Thank you, dear readers, for keeping me going with your emails, comments, feedback forms, etc. I'm still going with Book 5. It is going a bit easier now and getting much much better!!
Meanwhile, I've been toying around with a notion of putting the series into video format via the Sims 3. I'm working around a bunch of problems with that, as in getting permission from EA Games to make a movie that I can sell with it, etc. This might be something that I can accomplish in 2014. I may have to do it the way Rooster Teeth Productions did and offer the video 'free' but accept 'donations' for it.
Book 5 is the most difficult book I've ever written!!! Three different times I've made massive cuts to it. Yesterday I cut out about four chapters and will have to rewrite those once I get the book finished. I'm working full time on this so I'm so hoping to get this finished by Friday. I have no idea why this book is so difficult for me.
I think that I'm trying to make it 'perfect'. I want this book to be better than the other books in the series. It's really the first four chapters that were problematic...I'm now into the 'fun' parts ...but the first few chapters will definitely need a rewrite, probably on Thursday, or maybe even tomorrow. Today I'll be writing for 12 hours (and every day this week) ... so, long work days but it will be worth it if this book is the best it can be. It could have been done three weeks ago but I was NOT happy with the sections of it and have struggled to write, rewrite, re-rewrite, etc, them ... and I'm still not satisfied with it.
I don't want to put a book out there that will also leave the readers unsatisfied with certain parts. I certainly don't want people to be bored at the beginning...so it's taking a little extra work on my part but I hope it will all be worth it and enjoyable for my readers!! I feel so guilty for taking this long to get the book out there, I know how anxious so many of you are for this book.
By the way, I am so thankful for all the feedback I've been getting from my wonderful readers. I appreciate all the messages from my contact forms, my survey forms, and blog comments. It's this kind of feedback that helps me put the things in my books that I know you guys will enjoy. :)
AND I am soooooo appreciative of your patience and loyalty!!! It will be out very soon, I promise!!!
I am SOOOOO sorry for the delays with book 5!!! I have spent the last three weeks working on a video project and we just wrapped up on Friday so today I'm back to working on book 5. I am nearly finished (whew!) and I hope to have it released by Wednesday but it will definitely be out by Friday at the latest (or I'll eat my hat! And it's a straw hat so it probably won't be too tasty!)
There's lots happening in Emma's new life as Mrs. Tank Bannister. She now has two kids keeping her busy as well as her dream husband!
Okay, back to writing (and rewriting actually) and look for an update within the next couple of days!!
I appreciate everyone's patience SO much! I'm so thankful to have such a loyal audience for this series!!!
I appreciate your patience so much while waiting for book 5! While I've been trying to get it out by the August 9th deadline, it just was not possible. I had to force myself to stop rushing it -- I want it to be GOOD, not FAST! So, please understand that while it is taking longer than I'd expected to get this book finished and out the door, hopefully it will be well worth the wait!
I'm working on this full time so it should be ready soon!!
I'll also work harder at updating my blog every day.
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