I have two very good friends (well, to be fair, I probably have several very good friends, but at this moment in time, I have two particular ones in mind – you will know who you are!) who have an aversion to reading stories that are incomplete. For one of them, it is because she does not enjoy a ‘work in progress’. If she becomes engaged in the storytelling, she wants to read through to the conclusion and she wants to do it there and then, not in dribs and drabs spread over time. For the other, it is because she prefers to check the end of the story before she begins it, so that she knows that the characters that she is emotionally invested in have a conclusion she is at peace with. You may find this a little strange, but I have to confess that I do exactly the same thing!
As many of you will know, my story was originally written as one long tale, and splitting the story into three volumes because of its onerous size was a difficult decision – and I am still not sure whether it was the right one. (The friends mentioned above are clearly not the only ones who do not enjoy reading an incomplete story, judging by some of my reviews!) On the plus side, however, although split up, the story has long been written – less a ‘work in progress’, more a ‘publishing in progress’ – and any delay now is down to my incompetence with technical matters such as formatting and a lack of time to focus on it!
That aside, this post is specifically to confirm that Volume II, Darcy’s Dilemma – which I had intended to release on 1st May – is already available in the Kindle store (and will be showing up in the Nook, Kobo and iTunes stores any time soon) and on Smashwords.com (available now in all eBook formats). I am delighted to have been able to bring this forward, and I am hoping that the paperback version will be available in all online bookstores during the coming week. (You will recall that my last post said I was awaiting the final proof of Darcy’s Dilemma – well, suffice it to say, I am now awaiting the final final proof!)
As for the concluding part to the story, Desperate Measures, I now hope – formatting dilemma’s aside – instead of my rather vague ‘summer’ prediction for release, to make it available during the month of May, and a more specific date in that month will be announced here soon.
In other news this week, I was lucky (pun unintentional – you will understand if you read on!) enough to be invited to post on Janet Taylor’s Blog, More Agreeably Engaged, this week, so if you would like to read the story behind the covers of A Fair Prospect, please vist her Blog – if you leave a comment there, you will be entered in a free giveaway for a choice of either Volumes I or II!
(To confirm my technical incompetence, I have inserted a link to the Blog here but you can’t, for some reason, actually see it!)
In the meantime, I wish you all a happy Sunday!