I mean that in the sense of "I can't wait to see what happens next". Not in a morbid way, but in a "we are living during something that will be in the history books" way, and I am really curious to know the outcome.
One thing that IS clear is that publishing has been royally screwed up by the lockdown. Physical books aren't getting printed and, if printed, aren't getting shipped by the big online box stores. Some chains and indies are shipping books that they have on the shelves, but anything new? Not really.
This means that Threading the Labyrinth is nowhere to be found in dead-tree form, as I discussed last time (Part II). But after some shenanigans in the big online box store, it turns out that the ebook of Threading IS available now. So we went from Book to Launch April 13 to NOPE, Book to Launch July 13, to WELL, *KINDA NOPE AND KINDA YES*: here is the ebook now across the world and here is the pre-order for the paperback to come this summer.
My launch is now three months long.
Which one the one hand isn't what I imagined at all (who did?) and on the other hand it's like I'm having a "soft opening" before the grand opening and can do online stuff (interviews, recorded readings) that will help support the book and maybe build buzz before it's fully OUT THERE this summer.
Go over to the Publications page to find links to the online stuff: where to buy the book, a review, a 5-questions interview with Breaking the Glass Slipper, and recorded readings where I talk about and share parts of Threading the Labyrinth.
Stay Tuned for what's next!