I’ve got a bit of
I need to press
pause on the upcoming book releases. For right now, this impacts
Once in a Lifetime and You may never get published
(Horror stories and thoughts to help you try anyway). Those
are the two that are nearing their publication dates, though
I may make additional changes as things begin to take form.
I cannot stress
enough that this is a pause. Both of these efforts, along with
the two others slated for 2023 (an untitled October Fires
project and 1,500 Miles from Home), are moving along.
Short version of
the story is that in the past few months, especially the past
couple of weeks, I’ve had to prioritize my schedule toward other
work. While I have found time for the website, newsletter and
books, the available time hasn’t been consistent and I can’t
rely on it.
For a slightly longer
version, let’s point in the direction of Once in a Lifetime.
A draft of the book is complete. But, it needs a full proofread,
including editing plus any rewrites and additions. Then, there’s
the other parts like getting the cover designed. Without knowing
how much time I have day-to-day or week-to-week, I can’t predict
if it will be ready in two weeks or two months.
All of the projects
are in some way similar to Once in a Lifetime. Material
exists, and the work is moving along. Just not in a way that
allows me to judge a pace.
My hope is to still
have four books out by the end of this year. That’s a pretty
good run of releases. I expect at least one will be out before
the annual National Buy Bob’s Book Day in August. As soon as
I have more details that aren’t random, I’ll share them.
Until then, new
essay today. A
Parkside View issues for May and June
closing in. We’ve got work to do.