As life drifts by, I ask myself that question a lot. When it comes to my upcoming third book, Reawakening, I’ve been asking myself that more and more.
I’ve mentioned this before, but I had already written the first four books of this planned six book series. Sure, I knew there would be changes, but I thought after Catalyst, that the stuff I had written was good enough. Well, the general outline of them were anyway. Turns out, they weren’t acceptable by my–no, by any standards.
I had planned to release a book in the series every year–two years at the most. It has taken me nearly three years to release Reawakening. To me, that’s unacceptable. People have been constantly asking me where my third book is. In my head, it hasn’t been that long but when I looked at the dates I realized it was a lot longer than I thought. For keeping my…fans(?) waiting, I apologize.
Yet despite it taking so long to release, I wasn’t going to rush it. My goal has always been to put out something that I’m happy with and to put out the best work possible. If there’s one mistake I believe indie authors make it’s that they sacrifice quality for quantity, money for writing something no one will remember. But that’s a topic for another time.
Time is a funny thing. You never notice it while in the present. Only when you look into the future or past do you ever realize it. Time sneaks up on you and stalks you like a predator, whereas death tends to surprise you. When I think about all that’s happened–all that I’ve done these past few years, I realize it wasn’t enough. I should have done more especially when it came to releasing Reawakening.
But that’s all in the past now. Sometime next month, I will release Reawakening. After that, a short story or two, and then the next chapter in The Passage of Hellsfire series, Eternal Darkness. Hopefully, this time a little sooner.