Fear and Loathing of Self-imposed Deadlines

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Life often overcomes the best-laid plans, and our plans weren’t even that well-laid. We’ve been working under a self-imposed publishing deadline of September 1st for our latest work, Holly Virginia. We don’t think we’re going to make it. Between back-to-school craziness and family obligations, we haven’t made a as much progress as we’d hoped on final edits and August is fast coming to a close.

As some of you know, Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is now offering a pre-order button. We were just as excited as every other KDP self-publisher at the prospect of offering our work for pre-sale but then reality set in. If we use the pre-order option, we really would have a hard and fast deadline, one that we wouldn’t be able to adjust or ignore. After a bit of discussion, we decided to table the pre-order option and keep plugging away in our usual fashion until we get a bit further along. Maybe next time.

This week, we’ll be continuing to edit Holly Virginia and we’ve started on a re-work of the first 30,000 words of the Ocular. Return to Gaia has been tabled for the time being due to a massive case of writer’s block. Hopefully, we can bust through it in the near future. We’ll be discussing this, among other things, during our Litzo Skype today.

In the meantime, take a look at the book jacket blurb for Holly Virginia!

“In late 1800’s Oregon, Ben and Nina Truesdell and their three children struggle to make a life. Barely tolerated by the people of Riverside because of Nina and the children’s native blood but still sought after for their disabled youngest daughter, Holly Virginia’s miraculous healing touch, their insular world is shattered with the arrival of a smooth talking conman, Ezekiel Waterford.

Selling salvation in a bottle and bringing hell with him, Ezekiel sees an opportunity to exploit Holly Virginia’s miraculous gift for his own financial gain and a chance at immortality.

Setting his evil plan in motion, Ezekiel steals away Holly Virginia and her devoted sister Emma, leaving older brother Noble to embark on a perilous journey down the Pacific Coast to rescue his sisters.  Along the way, he finds help in unusual places and a strength he never knew he possessed. He’ll need both if he is to help save his family from Ezekiel’s depraved vision of utopia.”

Let us know what you think! And in the meantime, thanks for sticking with us.
Anne, Nancy and Eric

About Litzophreniacs3

The Litzophreniacs3 is a trio of authors collaboratively writing science fiction, horror and paranormal thrillers. Their literary offerings are available on Amazon Kindle Publishing under the pen name Renna Olsen.
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