Friday, June 13, 2014

this brokenness inside me might start healing

+ What's on: The House That Built Me, by Miranda Lambert

First: Not going to waste our time with explanations, partly because they won't change a thing, partly because a wannabe-blog like this is no place for what I could say. Same-old, same-old nonsense anyway.

Second: You can say whatever you want to me and about me; I know I've earned it and none of you have any reason to trust me and still be sticking around. But please play nice with each other? ♥

Third: The King's Men is out of my hands and with the betas. When I have a turnaround time estimate, you'll have a date. As soon as possible, I promise.


hope langston said...

Thanks for updating! Looking forward to seeing it when it's finished.

Gemma Mac said...

Whoop!!! So excited :D

Q said...

Excellent news! Thank you <3

gin said...

My birthday is in July so it would be cool if it comes out that month or earlier, i'll treat it as your early bday present to me! ;-)

Haha. I know right? The few post at your last message has gone pretty badly, too much emotion getting out of hand!

Anyway, I'm very glad you updated. they'll calm down eventually I guess, and its no used anyway since everything hinges on your editors now.

I wish they would come over here too and post so we can all web- glomp and thank them for helping you through all of this hurdles in books 1- 3.

Now that you are done with the 3 books, I wonder if you're serious in pursuing livelihood in writing, you're really good at manufacturing odd-bonds, conflict, and relationships.

gin said...

Ladies, read this link too :

marynoel said...

Thanks, everyone. I hope it's worth the wait. ;_;

gin: I used to want to be a "real writer", as in, have an agent and a publishing house behind my work. The past few months have taken a toll on that desire to the point that, once book 3 is out, I'm determined to not write another word this year. I don't think it's something I should even hope for or fight for until I straighten out more in life; obviously I'm still incapable of keeping to deadlines..

Also, that scene you linked makes me laugh, because that entire scene got torn apart and reworked in the last go-through. My "deleted scenes" file is just shy of 60K words now. (yet somehow the book is still 130K kill me now.)

878MG said...

Of course it will be worth it. Your books deserve more recognition <3

Jeremy Keele said...

I can't wait! Very exciting news! Much love and light your way,'ve certainly earned it!!

maryvel said...

I'm ecstatic! I hope I'll be able to sleep tonight... @___@

Alright, I'll settle down to wait and let the wonderful Betas do their work while I reread the first two books.

You deserve a pat on the back. Who cares about deadlines? I'm incapable of keeping them as well. All that matters is that you never abandoned what you started and that's commendable. Nobody is disappointed in any way. You're awesome!

booklovez said...

Thank you for updating. I just got into the series a few months ago and I'm really looking forward to reading the last installment whenever it becomes available.

starlite-gone said...

Thank you for the update! I'm excited to hear about the progress! Also, you sound like you think we should have bad things to say and that's silly talk! It's way more important that you are happy with the story. I don't see a problem at all with any delay because that's just how these things work. I just appreciate that you kept with it. Wishing you the best and thanks again for all your hard work!

Carrie Clay said...

It's always good to hear from you. This may sound a little stalker-ish, but I've read Foxhole Court and Raven King like 10 times each. I just love the dynamics of all of the foxes.

I read a series by a different author a few years ago. Similar situation, that the first two books were great. Every review I read raved about them, and her readers were begging for the last installment. She kept apologizing (unnecessary in my opinion), saying she was working feverishly. So the book was finally released over a year later, and it was awful. Loose ends were tied up too quickly, character relationships were different and the grammar was bad enough to make me not even want to finish the book.

So why am I telling you this story? Because I would rather wait for you to publish TKM to your standards than to rush.

Thank you for keeping us posted.

Kris Mejia said...

Love you, you just made my month a beautiful thing

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JamieCowanReed said...

If you are happy with the outcome then I am sure we will be too. After all, it is your name on the finished product! Can't wait!!!

abbi-cat said...

Thank you for the updates. I know we're all excited about the new book. I'm sad to hear that you're feeling unable to write another word this year, b/c I find myself addicted to your books. As a friendly reminder, most professional writers used to release only about a book a year, though, so don't feel too rough about taking "so long". Writing takes time and deadlines for something creative can often take time to understand what works best for you. In other words, don't give up your dream b/c it sucked giant eggs this time, just learn from it and move on.
As for fans, remember this is the internet and we all tend to show our worst sides when we feel the mask of anonymity and no fear of real reprisals.
Lastly, thank you sincerely for struggling through to finish the third book, so that we can finally know what happens next. ;)

Frankie Coletti said...

oh this is the best news ever!
So so excited- and glad that you've taken your time with it and made it your standard...much rather wait for it!
Well done on getting it finished and can't wait to read it :)

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gin said...

A lot of budding writers struggles with getting publish (maybe due to genre, etc?), so they sell their novels via internet, just like what you did with Foxhole, just a lot expensive like 10-20 $, and still had much success.

Its really different now, I think this new method of selling books through the internet helps a lot of writers like you who just needs a one, big break ( I think Foxhole placed your name into the web stratosphere, and what respecting reader nowadays doesnt use the web? So yeah, your presence is already felt, so now there's a bigger chance for a follow through ;)

One circumstance I remember most was this fanfic (I think it started as that?) that turn into something great. anyone here familiar with Captive Prince by SU Pacat?
Btw That story is still lacking book 3, people may complain but they will still wait, hahaha.

I think you have similar circumstances with that author. But now that person enjoys recognition even though his/her work was not published (yet? Hehe).

Youre still young. Figure out what you need to do but never stop writing, because honest to God you're seriously talented. Not a lot of authors are capable of weaving relationships that are not only realistic, but also exciting. So dont be discourage. ;)

Deadlines? Seriously. A lot of people would rather wait for 3 years than read crap. You did right by taking your time.

Whut? That scene was deleted?! why? It was good in my opinion. You, you perfectionist you! Hahaha!

Thats why a lot of people got addicted to your story, coz you never seem satisfied with good and pushes for great scenes instead. Now im really curious how you revised that excerpt ;)

When the last book is released, can you also share with us the deleted scenes from the 3 books? I think it would be cool to track the changes. That is, if its okay.

And you should really believe us when we tell you that the longer pages you write, the more we'll love you for it. ;)

Rachael L. said...

I was so so happy to see this blog update because I've been keeping up with the progress of the third book. I'm glad you've gotten to a place where you feel comfortable with what you've done, because I know if you feel comfortable enough to release it it'll be amazing. And I agree with some of the others when they say please don't stop writing because of a few bumps your characters are so incredibly relatable and beautifully realistic. I've recommended this series to so many people as the best read of 2013 and I can't wait for TKM. Haters gonna hate!

Tabbygray said...

So glad to hear from you!
Please don't rush. I agree with the other posts - your writing is terrific and exciting and well worth waiting for and I admire you for holding out and making sure you're happy with your work before you release it.
It's saddening that you've found it so exhausting and stressful as, I've always hoped, if someone has such talent they should get some pleasure from it at some point? I worry (purely selfishly) that it will put you off writing anything again, ever, but I hope that's not the case, and that you just need a very well deserved rest. Pleeeese don't give up!

BD said...

The best things in life are worth waiting for. Creativity can't be rushed. The only request is that the series as a whole including sequels and prequels and any other loose ends are tied up before I die in 100 years or so.

Gemma Mac said...

Is there any more news on the release date?!?