I got an email last night from a reader asking about Wrangling the Past. I’d totally forgotten that yesterday was the original release date for Gabe’s story, and that readers might not have heard what was happening with it.
As you may have noticed, it was not released yesterday, and I’m extremely sorry that I’ve disappointed my readers who have been patiently waiting. As I wrote about back in September, I’ve been battlling a bad bout of depression this spring and summer and it severely affected my ability to write, so I asked my editor if I could delay the deadline.
It was the toughest email I’ve ever had to write. But Angela James was right there for me. She quickly replied and released me from my deadline.
Not having that deadline looming over me has helped me focus on what I needed to so I could get back on an even keel, kick-start the creative process and battle the doubt-demons into submission. (Okay, that sounds kinkier than I’d intended.)
I assure you — Gabe is still getting his story. There will be a Wrangling the Past coming out from Carina Press, but it’ll be in 2015.
**edited/added after the initial posting** I should add that I am getting better/more in control, though it’s a tenuous situation because my husband is potentially facing a permanent layoff which at his age will be a life-changing event. I’ve also taken a look at my writing process and made some changes that are helping me find the joy in writing again. Now if I could just figure out the whole marketing aspect of this business…