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June Update: No Book Yet

Y’all are likely getting as tired of reading the bookless monthly updates as I am of writing them, but I had a shit May plagued with a terrible cold and the stress of finding a new place to live, so yeah. Things didn’t go to plan (do they ever?).

I am traveling to see my family next week for the first time in a year but other than that, my life is devoted to book 10 being done as soon as I can without compromising my vision of the story. I won’t go into how the sausage is made too much, but I changed a major event in book 10 a couple months ago which meant having to re-draft the bulk of the book, so if you are wondering how it could be almost done in Jan and not done in June, that’s how. You can’t really change something in a novel without re-drafting to make sure the change fits with the whole  (well, I can’t anyway). So please, don’t be too disappointed, the book is coming, and I even skipped hanging out with kittens to work on it this weekend so you know that’s much I love y’all. 🙂

Also, as a bonus for the Patreon followers (which you can be, too! for as little as a dollar!), I posted the first chapter of Harper’s Tale (which is coming probably Oct or Nov this year). So if you want to read it, join the Patreon and enjoy! https://www.patreon.com/anniebellet

May Update

Hi. We’re here. In May. Yep.  Basically the short version is: I’m still dealing with mystery back/butt injury that might be a neurological problem and living in pain isn’t fun or productive. Also developed some fun new symptoms in the last few months so I’ve been living on like 3 hours of sleep average a night. I won’t bore y’all with personal details.  But 20sided book 10 is nearly done I just can’t give firm date cause I’m working whenever I’m able and I refuse to release this book without it being exactly the book I want.  So I’ll say in the next couple weeks but it might be a little longer. I dunno. I’m working on it.

Meanwhile, if you are desperate for more fiction, I’ve started a Patreon (mostly to grandfather into the old rates, there’s not much happening yet) and there are some posts and stories up there for the early adopters. After I finish Balancing the Scales (and hopefully after we hit the main goal), there will be new stuff and if you join up, you can have a say in things like what I work on next, character names, etc…  So check it out:

https://www.patreon.com/anniebellet  (the Patreon is especially for you if you want more Gryphonpike or Pyrrh, cause the whole point of it is to see if peeps want me to finish the older, neglected series etc)

 

Anyway, seriously I want to thank all of you for your epic patience. Hopefully I can deliver the best birthday present (ie a finished, kick-ass book) for May (my bday is May 12th so I’m hardcore aiming for before that for release date, but we’ll see).

Book 10 is still coming, promise

Hey, sorry for the silence. I’ve been dealing with same old same old back injury stuff plus some crazy family stuff that came up (that I might talk about publicly eventually but am not ready to do so yet, sorry).  That combined with me tearing apart book 10 and redrafting it cause I’m mega-paranoid about getting the grand finale of Jade’s story perfect has meant delay after delay.

But the good news is I had the final late night epiphany moment (for me, writing books is full of these moments, ha, but there is usually at least one big one each book where everything my conscious and subconscious brain has been working on comes into focus and I feel like I can finally put the words down in a way that does it justice) and I am full steam ahead on final chapters and edits.

I won’t give an exact date cause some stuff (like copy edits etc) depends on other people’s timelines etc but I think I can confidently say March.  Which I know I confidently said January and we all see how that went, oops, but life happens and I am grateful that people are understanding that authors are human.  This book will be worth the wait, in my totally biased opinion.

And again, before anyone panics that 20sided is ending, Harper’s Tale: Tribes is next on my list to finish and there will be an epilogue novella later this year that revisits Jade combined with a prologue/intro novella for Kira, Alek’s sister, who will be getting her own series in 2020. (I’ll do a separate post about those after Harper’s book comes out, complete with the amazing Gene Mollica cover art I’ve been sitting on and unable to share for nearly two years).

So thank you all for your continued understanding and patience.

Taking More Time

Remember how I said I was taking all the time I need? I’m taking all the time I need, which is more time. Ending a story this big that I’ve been working on for years is a little scary, I ain’t gonna lie. I want to make sure I put absolutely every last bit in that I want in there and tie things up in a satisfying way that completes my vision for Jade’s story. Which means spending extra time in edits and working on the book etc. I don’t really want to release a book in December, because with the holidays and travel etc December is probably the worst month to try to get new work launched.  Plus this way I can safely (hopefully, haha) give a date for release so nobody panics.

So, officially Book 10 will be out on January 9th, 2019. That way we can all have something to look forward to in the new year!

I’ll be finishing Harper’s Tale after so that 20sided related things can truly get wrapped up, plus I’ll have more news about the new series with Alek’s sister, Kira, and a new project announcement hopefully.

I hope you all have a happy holidays surrounded by people you love. See you in the New Year!

November Update

I know it is November already. Finishing out book 10 and getting final edits done etc is taking a bit longer than planned so I need a couple extra weeks and this is the end of the series so I’m taking all the time I need cause it’s important to me to finish Jade’s story properly. So give me 2-3 weeks before you panic that book 10 isn’t out yet, please 🙂

And I know peeps are sad about the series ending, but please don’t panic about that, either. There will be an epilogue novella showing some stuff after the events of book 10 that will tie into a prequel novella introducing the next series set in the Twenty-Sided world. Plus the very next project on my plate after book 10 is to finish Tribes: Harper’s Tale, which is technically another 20sided book. So I’m not abandoning the world at all and there will be more nerdy, kickass urban fantasy coming.

Because the next series is about Kira, Alek’s sister. Y’all met her briefly in book 6, but just wait til she gets her own stories. It’s going to be a wild ride. 🙂

Okay, new plan…

Which is to say, I think I’m going to release books 9 and 10 in the same week, probably around second week of September. I’ve been writing both at the same time because a lot of what happens in River of No Return is all laying the groundwork for the series finale. I suppose I can reveal the title of book 10 here (but not the cover, cause it is SPOILERS central lol). Book 10 is titled Balancing the Scales.  One of the things that has been delaying release of book 9 is that I am not sure I feel comfortable saying book 9 is finalized until book 10 is also finalized because these books are so intertwined in terms of one leading into the other (book 10’s events are almost all caused by what happens in book 9, basically).

So the TLDR: You’ll get both books the same week (maybe not the same day tho, depends on upload times and how hard I work my poor copyeditors) and it will probably be 2-3 weeks out from now since I still have to write the end of the series.