According to the female’s schedule, she should be finishing A Chip on Her Shoulder today. She is not finishing A Chip on Her Shoulder today. In good news, she got through the hell scene, so she might be able to finish over the weekend and otherwise stay on target for the rest of her schedule.
Which is, admittedly, insane.
She isn’t going to get November off. She is now angling for a decent chunk of December off.
She is not holding her breath because she does not want to die.
So, let’s just dive into the news.
Playing with Fire and Hoofin’ It will be on sale for $0.99 in mid August. End date for Playing with Fire’s sale is officially end of day August 23rd, but we will likely change the price back on the evening of August 24th.
Once the sale is over, the entire Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count) series will be priced according to length. That means Playing with Fire, Hoofin’ It, and earlier books in the series will move from $4.99 to $5.99 according to their length.
The female will be doing a pleasure reread of the books (read: she’s going to proofread them again) to clean up anything nefarious while enjoying herself.
Booked for Murder comes out August 18, 2020. That is like two and a half weeks away. Book is done. Book is complicated. We are 100% sure the female, her editor, and the entire herd of badass proofreaders have missed typos.
Female is having a bit of a meltdown over the missed typos, because inevitably, everyone will tell her about every last one of them, and she is developing some severe anxiety over it.
Current staff and volunteer count for typo eradication: 16.
The typos will win.
And someone will inevitably state the book was not edited.
That is what cranky readers do.
But in case you were wondering why the female gets very frustrated with her job sometimes, this is why. In reality, readers expecting perfection for their $5.99 is par for the course, and they don’t care beyond their personal expectations.
Writing a book is hard and serious work, and if the female charged for every 200 or so hours (on average) it takes to write a book, nobody would be able to afford books.
Personally, we think the $0.03 an hour readers pay her to enjoy her work is pretty fair.
A special shout-out to the beta proofreading crew, for Booked for Murder had many typos they helped to vanquish.
Please enjoy this picture of the female’s tea cup. It is a tenmokus, and she loves it. She is collecting tenmokus like she collections pokemon.
Gotta. Catch. ‘Em. All.
They are wonderful to drink out of and come in cute and protective boxes.
The female is still deliberating over next year’s schedule, but she thinks these will be the books prioritized:
- Client from Hell (March 2021)
- Catnapped (May 2021)
- Silent Stalker (August 2021)
- Booked for Kidnapping (November 2021)
- Cobra Chicken (???)
- Runaway (Royal States) (???)
This is still up in the air. Preorders… may not be a thing. We’re going to see.
Right now, the female is Very Tired. If the female didn’t hate disappointing readers, she would move one of the December books to January, but she gave her word and she utterly, utterly hates going back on her word.
So she will be doing her best to have everything done on time.
The female must go back to work now.