Launch Postponed: Atonement, Tennessee


Maybold-gate-24131862e this is a picture of a gate opening, but I feel like it is closing. (This is actually one of the images I considered for the book cover.)  I really should have known not to put it “in print” last weekend, when I did the cover reveal and said I hoped to publish Atonement this weekend.

There is… well, let’s call it a situation, and I deliberately do not blog about it.  (However, I’ll be sure to tell you all about it, if it is ever resolved.)  Anyhow, it is causing me a tremendous amount of work that will take every spare moment of my time — now throughout next week.  Since I also have to earn a living to keep the roof over my head, I won’t be able to launch Atonement as I had hoped.  Maybe not even any time soon, because I plan to do National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), on which I should already be doing intensive planning and plotting.

Sigh…  “Atonement, Tennessee” was the novel I wrote during NaNoWriMo 2012.  (That actually happened because friend RC reminded me that it was beginning — I had never participated before 2012.)  So I really wanted to launch the 2012 book before 2013’s novel begins.  I’m extremely disappointed.  On more than one level.  But such is life.

However, I refuse to let that other “unbloggable,” stress and effort intensive situation interfere with writing an entire novel from scratch, during the month of November (for NaNoWriMo)

Applesauce! You mean you’re going to be writing another novel?  What about us?  And what about the great folks that read the serial story?  They’re the bee’s knees!  You can’t just leave everybody hanging.

Calm down Pip.  You and your friends will not be forgotten. Although you might not get as much attention as I’ve been giving you.

Yes, I also promise you another episode of our Three Things Serial this weekend.  Even when I begin this November’s novel writing effort, Pip, Frankie, Mona, Boris, and company will likely keep at me to take your “three things” and let them drive the story to an eventual conclusion.crow

Teagan (eating crow over still not launching Atonement)

14 thoughts on “Launch Postponed: Atonement, Tennessee

  1. Don’t stress about having to change your schedule. Its life. If it was so easy we could all write down what needed to be done and we would get to it right away. But, we all have interruptions like making a living, kids, pets, traffic, etc.


    1. Thanks — I need all the encouragement I can get!
      I once saw an interview with Ray Bradbury about how he papered his office walls with all his rejection slips. I tried to find it for you… but couldn’t find the right one.

      Thanks for commenting,


  2. I’m so sorry you have had to postpone. But a postponement isn’t a cancellation and the wonderful thing about gates (and doors) is that they can be opened from either side.


  3. Sorry to hear your book has been postponed, Teagan. I was looking forward to downloading and reading. Perhaps if there are lessons learned you can share them with us so we can benefit from your experience. TGIF indeed 🙂


  4. Teagan,

    Don’t beat yourself up. This is the joy of self-publication. But, don’t think I’m going to let you sit on your book forever. The world needs Atonement, TN. Okay, some of the world… And your writing needs to be read. T.G.I.F.


  5. Congratulations! I have nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award.

    Here are the Liebster Blog Award (entirely optional) rules:
    1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog (that’s me).
    2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you (that’s my site).
    3. Answer the questions posted for you in my blog.
    3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
    4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to three blogs with 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.
    5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.


    1. Hi Deb and thanks for coming by. This is too cool — thank you. As you see, I’m overwhelmed with work at the moment. So I’ll flag this and get to it as soon as possible.
      What fun! Thanks again,


  6. I’m disappointed over the postponement, but loved the way you expressed it, Teagan. Good luck with November’s huge project! And, yes, please keep Pip, Frankie, Mona and Boris active. I adore the serial.


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