I’d gotten word from my cover artist that he’ll most likely have the cover art for The Hood and the Heroine finished around September the first. At least, that’s how I interpreted the text message he sent me during our last exchange of texts.
The fact I’m not entirely certain is why I have this down as a SEMI-official release date. It’s subject to change, but barring another fucking power outage, I have a feeling everything on my end will be ready and available for sure.
Indeed, the blackout this past weekend that left me without electricity for two straight days has set me back a bit. Admittedly, book 3 of this whole series has probably been the most challenging. According to my original plan, I was hoping to be done with this series a month ago. Between family emergencies, writer’s block, and the fact I get distracted by shiny things, it wasn’t to be.
I’m not even sure Sept. 1 will be the day you see this book. However, that seems to be the most likely date for sure.
For sure, the book is done. I’m in the process of spellchecking it. A task that, considering the character of CharKendrick parks is one of the narrators, is a real fucking chore. I should be done with the spellchecking real soon, and I’ll be reading through it for continuity errors I missed the first couple read-throughs just in case. Rest assured, the hard parts are pretty much done.
If you don’t see The Hood and the Heroine on Amazon.com by Sept. 2, and I don’t say anything, assume that there were complications. I try my best to meet deadlines, but let’s face it, fate is a fan of Murphy’s Law. And I don’t mean MILO Murphy’s Law. Although as far as Disney cartoons go, Milo Murphy isn’t terrible.
Till then, mark your calendars, and tune in again for further news as it becomes available. Also, whatever other insane babble I have lined up.