Haven't posted anything in a long while, (which is something I said last time I finally climbed out of my reading nook to post something), so figured I'd drop a line to everyone who keeps checking back here!
I've spent the past six months working on Unhinged, dramatically condensing it, editing it, etc. I've reread that book five times now, and feel like I've done all that I can to better it by this point. The reason for this is I'm looking into getting it professionally published, which has always been the goal anyway. Because of this, all my other projects have been forced to the backburner, included the anticipated second installment of the Coven trilogy. For those of you out there only sticking with me because of Caley's story (though let's be honest, you're really here for Bane) I apologize for the multiple delays, and just want to assure you that the book will be finished sometime before you all turn one hundred. Really, I'm optimistically hoping for December, but don't hold me to it. With NaNo starting up again soon and, like I said, my struggle to get Unhinged published by an actually publishing house, I don't want to make any set promises about anything.
For those of you curious what this will mean for the third book in the Underworld series, which is finished, unfortunately, yes, it does mean that my self publishing it has currently been put on hold. If by sometime early next year I find the interest in my first book is no longer there, then I'll contemplate returning to self publishing it.
I hope you all understand and support me through this! Like most (all?) writers I write to be read, and getting traditionally published is the dream. Wish me luck! And any questions or comments, please feel free to get in touch with me! You can leave a comment here, or like most of you do/know, get a hold of me through Goodreads! My account is Tempest C. Avery, and I'm more likely to respond to you that way, as I go on more frequently and have easier access through my phone etc.
Thanks for reading! :)