Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Promised Outtake

Hello, all,

I promised a new BT outtake by the end of June to the members of this blog.

I'm sorry to tell you that I'm a little behind schedule for three reasons:

I was proofing the final versions of DFTRM for my publisher
I'm editing a new novel to submit to my publisher and most of all
my mother has been gravely ill.

As some of you may remember, around the time I was finishing DFTRM back in 2010,  she had open heart surgery and though she was supposed to have a valve replacement they decided instead to thin out the septum. She only felt better for about a month, as it turns out she has two leaky valves. Over the past two years, she has gotten weaker and this past Christmas, she got the shingles. This is a severely dibilitating disease that causes a lot of pain. She has had problems with her lungs due to the heart disease, and she smoked for 2/3 of her life. (Lesson, if you smoke, stop now.)

Last Friday night she was put on a respirator because she can't breathe on her own. I am not sure what the prognosis is, but I wanted to give you the reason that the outtake will be delayed.

I apologize. It is not my intention to make promises that I do not keep.

I will finish it and I will mail it to every one of you. It will not be a post here or on Live Journal.  You, my readers, are so important to me. That hasn't and will never change.  Thank you for the support you've shown for TFoOP and also for book 2, which will be out very soon.  I am truly grateful and humbled by the amazing reviews that so many of you have left and for telling your friends about my writing.  Keep an eye out for more giveaways of both books.

Love and peace,