As an indie publisher, you’re responsible for every decision. You have to decide not only the story, but the cover art and the marketing. You have to decide what you can do and when to call in for help. You have to decide when something is working and when something isn’t or won’t. Sometimes you have to separate what you want to do from what you can. And when you realize something can’t be done, as much as you push yourself, you are upfront and honest with those supporting you.
As much as it saddens me to admit this, my novel, Love Simplified, is not ready for release on Monday and I have decided to postpone the release for one week to August 13th.
For the last three months, I’ve been working hard on finalizing everything. I, with the help of my husband, created a timeline of when each task needed to be finished. Everything was on track until I got hit with three different illnesses in last week. I got a virus that knocked me out for three days, had an allergic reaction to a delicious blackberry cobbler, and the most debilitating of all, I had Torticollis (a condition that effects the neck and shoulder), a very painful muscle sprain accompanied by disfiguring muscle spasms. I was on some pretty heavy painkillers, so of course, my timeline was wrecked.
I wrestled with this decision to delay. My plan was to push myself hard and get if finished by Monday. My shoulder disagreed first, and the pain slowed me down. Last night, I finally realized that I would hurt myself if I did continue to push myself. But more importantly, I would be compromising the quality of the book if I did.
So, loyal fans and supporters, can you wait one more week? I pray that it will be well worth the wait. And if I’m really good, I may be able to cut some time off that week. Visit my blog and my Facebook page often for updates.