We agreed to increase the size of the workshop to get everyone on the waiting list in. Please think of your questions carefully because time will be limited. 🙂 If you were waiting to sign up, run over, because there maybe slots left with the new larger class size.
Awhile ago Jéssica, who frequents the blog and Facebook fan group, posted beautiful artwork with our quote, and everyone agreed it would make an awesome T-shirt. We gave our permission for the use of the quote. Her shop is now up.
My original plan was a T-shirt, but I saw the mug and was tempted.
We are very sorry, but Ryder has to stop. The state of publishing is in flux, because the number of printers has shrunk. COVID and other, previously existing problems have forced some of them to close, and others are experiencing materials and labor shortages. Because of this, our deadlines became extremely tight. If you lose your place in line, the book doesn’t come out.
Our publisher is putting pressure on us to produce the first third of Hidden Legacy 3 by mid-October, so they can begin the process. If we don’t do this, we will have to move Catalina’s third book, and it’s highly likely it won’t come out in 2021.
We’ve been writing Ryder very carefully, trying to minimize the amount of editing we will have to do, so the story in the book wouldn’t be very different from the story posted online. Because of this, we are writing at half speed. We have to pick up the pace to finish the first draft by the end of August, so we can immediately shift gears onto Hidden Legacy. We can’t do that and continue posting. Especially not with the promo schedule for Emerald Blaze.
I’m sorry, guys. We know this was a bright spot for many of you. Unfortunately, we have to do 2K a day or there won’t be a Ryder release in January.
This doesn’t mean we won’t post any more Ryder, just that it won’t be every week scene by scene. We know it sucks, so we will continue to post snippets as we go along, but they might not be in any chronological order.
We had so much fun stuff planned, like the reveal of why the kids hate Ascanio and meeting with Ghastek and Rowena, and so on, and we were very excited to bring it to you. We get the biggest kick out of watching the comment threads spin wild. But we promised you a book and we have to do our best to deliver.
We are leaving comments open so you can vent. Again, this wasn’t ideal, as we expected to have more time, but we have to do the best we can.