I just wanted to take a moment to clear something up. Some of you may notice that I am self-publishing my writing now, while the Anderson Stables books are published by Dreamspinner.
I want to state that I love Dreamspinner and they are fantastic. Hopefully I’ll be publishing with them again someday in the future.
My decision to self-publish is completely based on my ridiculous schedule. The “real job” has such a chaotic schedule that I struggle with deadlines. Anyone who has worked retail knows how brutal it can be. Constantly being yelled at by people about things you have no control over, working odd hours when no aspect of humanity should be at work, almost being required to work overtime in the busy season, being on your feet all damn day… I could go on.
Long story short, getting the final Anderson Stables book done made me realize that I need flexibility when it comes to deadlines. I can’t work 40+ hours a week and get a novella edited in seven days. It is too stressful for me and the doctor said I need less stress. (She really did.) I don’t know how other people do it.
So know that this is just for me and my time management. I love Dreamspinner and will publish with them in the future if they let me.
Side note, my next book will be out soon! No official announcement yet because I don’t have cover art, but the goal is for the end of July/early August!