So I wrote a holiday novella. It jumps back in time to 1807 and tells the story of Martha’s and Will’s older brother Andrew, and his fateful Christmastime road-trip of that year. I’d meant to publish it this month.
However, my editor and I agreed that it was a revision or so shy of ready. And, long story short, I needed a burst of energy to execute the revisions and take care of all the other odds and ends that go into self-publishing a book, and instead I’ve felt sad and enervated the past few days (as has much of the nation, I think), and don’t feel like I could summon the right festive spirit to promote the thing even if I did revise it to my (and my editor’s) satisfaction. So, as of yesterday, I made the decision to hold it back until next year. If the Mayan apocalypse happens, the joke will be on me.
I hope to feel festive enough by year’s end to post my list of Top Ten Favorite Romancelandia Blog Posts of 2012. There were a lot of good ones.