So… what’s up with the last Reed Brothers book? It’s not ready yet. I’m sorry. I’d hoped it would be out and you’d all be loving it by now. But I’ve had a couple of setbacks. I hate disappointing anyone, so I thought I’d take a minute to explain.
About two years ago, I had a pretty big change in my life when I left my day job. There hasn’t really been a time in my adult life when I haven’t worked at least a 40 hour a week job, until then. I decided to write full time. But I soon realized that my brain quit writing after a certain period of time. In other words, I could only write so many words per day, no matter how much free time I had. So, I decided to go back to school. I always wanted a degree in deaf studies (it fits, right?) so I went back to school. I quickly realized though that it took a lot out of me doing school work. Where I used to work all day and then write at night, I found it was much more difficult to LEARN all day and then write at night, so my production schedule slowed down dramatically. Yet, that was okay, because I was still writing, even if at a slower pace.
Then some other personal stuff happened and OMG! life happened. And the book is late. Now, I know that I didn’t have a schedule set up so it’s technically not late, but I feel like it’s late, because people are asking me about it all the time. And I felt so bad about it being late that I kind of disappeared off social media to avoid having to answer the question about when it would be done. I don’t want to disappear anymore, so I’m here posting an update. It’s not done yet.
I think part of the problem is that it’s the last Reed Brothers book, and I’m suffering from some separation anxiety. I don’t want to leave the Reed Brothers’ world. So, I’ve decided I’m not going to. You’re going to see more of them, and so will I. Whew! I feel better just having said that. It’s like saying goodbye to a group of friends. And I’m not going to do it.
So, that’s my status update! I’m sorry I’ve kept you waiting longer than I thought.