THIS POST IS FOR READERS:
I’ve heard that phrase more than once in recent times: “Come on, Diamond, get it done already!” They’re talking about my second suspense thriller featuring Tony Hooper, and the sequel to Forgive Me, Alex. Often included in that adminition is advice on how I might manage my time such that I’ll actually get it done. They mean well but…. I am at peace.
You see, it’s just not as simple as they think. So when will The Devil’s Bane be completed? Good question. I’ve made a few excuses, and I’ve experienced the crisis of faith that often accompanies a long delay in producing the next book, but the simple truth is that my other duties outweigh my goals as a writer.
I do make a little progress on occasion, but it’s a slow go. As managing publisher/editor at Evolved Publishing, I have more work than I seem able to complete. Don’t believe me? Just ask any of the 50+ EP team members waiting on something from me.
However, I don’t want to give the wrong impression: I’m not complaining. Really… I’m not! 🙂
In fact, I have finally come to peace with the circumstances. I am a publisher first, an editor second, and a writer third. And you know what? That’s okay. It has taken me a while to come to that conclusion, but I’m breathing a little easier now that I have.
And so what about The Devil’s Bane? Fear not, for it will be done. Someday. 🙂 Seriously, though: don’t give up on it, or on me. It’s just going to take a little longer. I’ve really released myself from self-imposed deadlines on this, given the job requirements at EP. It’s quite liberating, but it also leaves a bit of a question mark. So I shall just drop back in from time to time to report on progress.
And for those of you who have been waiting patiently, THANK YOU!
your work is far beyond outstanding…so if we have to wait months, or even years, the wait will always be worth it! a little piece of you is in every work that EP puts out so we still get ‘you’ in a different way. after these last few years I have still yet to find a publishing company (other than EP) that doesn’t have any ‘misses’ or ‘fails’ and for that you should be damn proud! <3
Thanks for the kind words, Heather. I am proud of what we’re doing at EP, which makes my own non-writing a little easier to swallow.