Good news first, such as it is.
I did the second set of edits for Infinite Regress – Schooled in Magic 9 – yesterday and returned it to the publisher, so it looks as though we are still on track for a launch date of 5th June. Annoyingly, I will be heading to Malaysia on that day so keep an eye on the Facebook page – the blog post may be delayed by a day or two.
Second, I’m currently 16 chapters into Past Tense – Schooled in Magic 10. I’m hoping to get the first draft finished prior to going to Malaysia, but … well, let’s just say that my life has run into problems.
Third, the audio edition of Vanguard is now available and the audio edition of The Barbarian Bride is up for pre-order.
Now for the bad news.
To summarize a long story, my wife and I arranged to purchase a house in Edinburgh, with the intention of moving at the start of the month. (The agents claimed the house would actually be ready in march, but it wasn’t.) My plan was to move after Chosen … was finished, allowing us four weeks to settle into the house before we went on holiday to Malaysia. One thing led to another and while we have access to the house, to get it ready, we are not yet able to move in. We’ve been promised a move-in date of 3 June. This leaves us with no leeway whatsoever.
So what I’ve been trying to do, over the past couple of weeks, is get as much of the packing and moving done as possible. It’s frustrating because while my vast collection of books can be boxed up easily – I miss them already – most of the other stuff we need can only be moved on the day we go, which leaves us no time to actually organise it properly. (That’s why I’ve been taking days out from writing … sigh.)
But it should be over soon.