Friday, October 31, 2014

The Good News, the Bad News, and then Good News again!

First, the good news! Tantor Audio has bought the audiobook rights to THE SPIRIT WAR and SPIRIT'S END!!! And, they'll be hiring the original narrator, Luke Daniels, to finish the series!

 

WOOOO! This will finally complete Eli Monpress in audio book after 3 years of waiting! I don't have a release date or links yet since we just signed the papers, but when I do I will let you know ASAP.

Hooray!

So that's the good news, now for the not so good. The next book in my Heartstriker series, ONE GOOD DRAGON DESERVES ANOTHER, isn't going to be done in time to come out this year.

I know, I know, that really sucks. No one is more pissed about this than I am, but the plot as I had it planned was simply not executable, and so, rather than put out a bad book (which I will NEVER do), I'm doing a rewrite.

That said, the rewrite is going very well so far, and fingers crossed, ONE GOOD DRAGON DESERVES ANOTHER should be out early in 2015. I'm very sorry for the delay, and I hope you'll forgive me and hold on to read the next book when it comes out. I'm trying to make it extra amazing to make up for the time lost, and I really hope you'll enjoy it!

In happier news, I'm doing my yearly open NaNo thread on the NaNoWriMo Fantasy Forums! This is my fourth year doing this, and it's always a blast, so if you're participating in National Novel Writing Month, or if you just have questions about writing or the writing business in general, please stop by and ask. For the month of November, I'm all yours!

See you all soon and again, I'm super sorry about the delay. I promise it won't be too much longer!

Yours sincerely, and happy writing,
Rachel

4 comments:

Amanda said...

Drat, re: Heartstrikers, but awesome on NaNo! I'm considering staying up until midnight tonight so I can get cracking right at the moment November starts. Then again, I'm also considering going to bed as soon as we shut down the Trick-or-Treating because it has been A Week.

Regardless, see you on the forums :)

Kai Herbertz said...

Glad to hear you're back on the NaNoWriMo boards - looks like I first noticed your thread the second year you were doing it.
Hopefully the NaNoWriMo people catch on and invite you to do one of the pep talks :)

Deanna said...

I'm sooooooo excited to hear about the audiobooks--it's how I discovered your books in the first place. I seriously <3 Luke Daniels' performance, too. Congratulations!!!

Chance LoRicco said...

The wait isnt all that long, actually. Ive seen books that the first and second would be published within a years span, and then the third would come out two and a half years later.