Monday, November 14, 2016

Everyn breaks radio silence...

It is I, the author commonly known as Everyn, here to assure you that I have not died and I am not in hiding... well, at least not in the real world.

I've been taking an extended break from all things internet-related while I try to refocus and recharge. Believe it or not, I have been incredibly busy lately (and feeling mostly better, thank you for asking). I have so many projects in the works I've actually been feeling overwhelmed, and as time slips by I become more frantic about how much I have left to finish and how little time I feel like I have to do it all.

This writing and publishing thing is a lot of fucking work. It's worth it, but don't expect it to be easy and quick.

But none of that is really important today, because I can't tell you about what I'm doing without adding the stress of "they're expecting it now, I need to work faster" to the heap that's weighing me down.

Deadlines are not my friend right now, so I'm avoiding them like the black plague. I'm just going to say that and move on.

Outside of my writing, there is something else in my life that is really exciting...
My daughter is learning how to read.
Not just read, but to enjoy reading. Helping nourish that enjoyment, and watching her find that love of words that has driven me my whole life is just awe inspiring. For me it's been like holding my newborn child for the first time - that kind of "WOW this is amazing" moment. I don't know how else to explain it.

So for now, I'm reveling in this new marvel, and gearing up for all the work that lies ahead.
Hopefully I'll be back soon with more news and possibly one of those dreaded deadlines.... errr, I mean release dates.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Delays, delays, infuriating DELAYS!

I know I haven't been around much the past few weeks.
After my eldest started school we were flooded with the inevitable chain of colds and sicknesses that come with kids being in close constant proximity to other kids. I weathered the first one - a stomach bug UGH! - in a matter of hours and went back to work... but the second one a few weeks later hit me hard, causing a sinus infection that still hasn't resolved and near daily migraines for the past three weeks straight. (If you missed my post about my constant migraine issues and diagnosis you can find it HERE).

My hopes for getting Curse out in early October have been flushed down the drain. I still haven't been able to get back to the last two rounds of edits since every time I sit down in front of my laptop the throbbing in my head makes it difficult to focus my eyes and read. For an avid reader and writer this shit is exasperating.

Basically, I'm feeling incredibly impatient and frustrated. I WANT to get back to work, but my body is holding me back. The practical part of me knows I need to wait and rest until I'm better, but it's just taking sooo damn long that it's driving me crazy.

So this is me, venting because I don't know what else to do... and also once again feeling sheepish for having to apologize for delays that are beyond my control.

It's hard when your own body stops you from doing the things you desperately want to do. I'm sorry once again for the delay, but I promise I'll keep trying. It's important to me to finish this series. I hope to be back regularly in the near future...


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Friday, September 23, 2016

A Snippet of Silas

Unfortunately, as soon as school starts, my kids bring home every cold, flu and virus. My frantic momentum this past month has slowed while I recuperate, but I anticipate diving back into editing in the next few days when I'm feeling better.

In the meantime, I thought I'd share a little something I've been working on for fun while my brain recharges for the next round of edits on Curse. If you're already a fan of The Crow Series, you may get a kick out of this.

I present to you: The first time Silas and Denora meet from Book One, told from Silas' point of view!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September Mojo

My brain is on fire.
Not sure what happened but the story won't leave me alone right now.
After struggling all summer to edit Curse, the moment I said I was taking a break Redeem started pouring out of me - I wrote the whole first draft in a week.
Then, I picked Curse back up.
I finished the first round of edits I've been struggling through for months in less than a week.
I don't know what's going on but my inspiration is burning a hole through me. The story has consumed me again and it's all I can think about.
So, it looks like you may be getting your hands on Curse earlier than I'd expected.
I still have to get through line and grammar edits so I won't set a release date yet - but it's coming, and soon!
I'm so pleased with how the story turned out and I really think you'll all love it too... especially now that I know how it all ends in Redeem.
I really want to get back to work now, so I'll keep this blog post short. That's a good thing, right?

Be back with more updates and perhaps a release date very soon!

P.S. Also want to mention, if you're one of my Patreon subscribers, I've posted the second Advanced Access chapter of Songbird of Souls for your reading pleasure.

Enjoy your weekend!
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