Not in February …

21 Feb

The Dwarf’s Legacy will not be released until mid-March.

I apologize for the delay from the intended February release. And I am sorry it took me so long to come to this decision, and to share this with you.

But I believe this is the correct decision.

At this point, I have received feedback from two of my five critical readers. This is even more of a problem than it might appear at first.

You can probably guess that I really want to hear from the other three before I move forward with publishing The Dwarf’s Legacy. You may not know that all of these critical readers are helping me out as a favor and have lives of their own. I appreciate their help, and while I’m asking about their progress, I’m not going to pressure them. It doesn’t help me as a writer or you as a reader if they rush.

But wait, there’s more.

I have told you before that I had to do a pretty serious rewrite of this fourth book – far more serious than any previous book in the series. So with the first three books, I was sending my critical readers books that I had written and then edited and revised. But The Dwarf’s Legacy was not edited as much by me.

You know what that means?

It means the two critical readers who have checked in so far have found a few issues that go beyond typos. So after I make revisions to address these issues, the book will have to be carefully checked again.

So my to-do list looks like this:

  • Politely prompt my critical readers for their response
  • Revise and edit the manuscript
  • Have two or three of them go through The Dwarf’s Legacy again.
  • Do the final edit, then the final proofreading
  • Format the text for paperback and Kindle

I am going to set a tentative publication date of March 14, in part at least because I will be at an event that weekend. I will keep you updated.

Again, please permit me to apologize for the delay.

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