Maybe 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.
Teagan (eating crow over still not launching Atonement)