Um. Hi. I’m not dead.
But I am going to be on hiatus from WoW and RP for a while.
It happened. I pulled my book from my publisher and I’m self-publishing it. Even my wildly unprofessional editor agrees that if I were to edit the book to fit any of the category lines it’s slotted for, it would destroy everything that makes the book good. But I’m still under contract with them, so I owe them a wholly new book written to their specifications. I’ve got to write that book, finish a companion novella to the current book, get both the book and novella properly self-edited, send them off to freelance editors for additional butchering, and handle the whirlwind of publicity and cover art and formatting and promotions…while still doing a day job on the side.
I have never been more grateful for my background as a professional editor, cover artist, and book formatter, not to mention the rest of my publishing industry experience - but this will be immensely stressful and time-consuming. Just the social media aspect of my author alter ego’s life takes up hours every day; hours I’d normally spend on WoW or RP, but they’re necessary in order to further expand my reader base and build buzz in anticipation of release, to make sure that the outcome of this fight has been worth the struggle.
So I’m really not going to have time anymore. To people I raided and RPed with, I’m sorry to have to drop out on you. I don’t expect anyone to wait for me, and if I have any ongoing stories with you, feel free to write me out. Don’t hesitate to ask me if there’s something you’re uncertain on.
Again, I’m sorry. But I wish you all the best. I’ve loved getting to know everyone in the tumblr RP community; you’re awesome people who do so much to engage and support each other, and you’re all so brilliantly creative. Be good to yourselves. <3 I’ll see you around.