Update: Did I say January?

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Hi, folks.

Okay, I know I said that the book would be out in January. As it turns out, that was a filthy lie. But don’t despair, it’s coming soon! We had some minor production hiccups, and the manuscript went back to Santa’s workshop for a few weeks. Things are back on track now, but I’m still not entirely sure about the release date. I’d like to thank everyone for their enthusiasm and their patience.

Story time. As those of you who read The Devil’s Mouth early on know, that book had a fair amount of typos. Those were all my fault, and due largely to my own impatience, not to mention my vast overestimation of my own proofreading skills. The result was a final product that was less than it could have been. Those mistakes cost me with reviewers, and, I’m sure, with a fair number of readers. It wound up being an embarrassment to me, and to everyone else involved in the book.

Your enthusiasm has been contagious. I’ve been working my butt off to try and get the new book out as soon as possible, but I have to force myself to take a deep breath. And then let it out, because otherwise I wouldn’t be breathing anymore and I’d die. Seriously though, I hate to push the release date back, but I want to take as much time as is needed to make sure this one is as good as I can make it. If people hate it, I’d at least like them to hate it for subjective reasons.

Thanks for your patience,

Matt

5 thoughts on “Update: Did I say January?

  1. good for u!!!!
    it will pay dividends in the long haul by having your book proofread by another professional( not
    by you )
    there is nothing more frustrating than to read a book that has a great plot but poor diction
    that leads to a lousy review and hurts the author’s hopes for future books
    Now take your time and make the product the best you can possibly do
    by doing this , you are going to give readers such as myself the opportunity to read many more Alex books that
    will certainly be written and well received
    regards,
    bob

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