Where’s Book 9?

ETA: Had a few days of serious pain and wasn’t able to work, sorry. So book 9 will be early next week instead of this week. Thanks for your patience, not much longer to wait, I promise!

(TLDR: Book 9 the 20th or so of March, Book 10 the last week of March)

I know, February is almost over.  I could possibly rush edits on River of No Return and get it out by the 28th, but I’m leaning toward not doing that. Books 9 and 10 follow on each other’s heels story-wise (and given that I’ve been writing them simultaneously they will also release close together) and I want to make sure the story continuity and set-up is solid.  Which means rushing an edit would be a poor plan.

Which is a really long-winded way of saying my new plan is to release book 9 on the 13th or 14th (depends on upload time at various retailers so I can’t predict exact day) and then release book 10 around the 27th or 28th. I’d reveal the cover for book 10 but it would be spoilery so y’all gotta wait, sorry. It’s shiny and epic af though.

I’m sorry I’ve been so delayed lately, but I’m still rehabing my back injury with no end in sight yet and it means that I can’t work more than a couple hours a day due to factors like constant pain and being unable to sit at my desk (where I do my best, most focused work, sigh) etc. I’m doing what I can and I’m very thankful for everyone’s patience. I’d love to say that my physical therapy is going great and I’ll be 100% any day now, but alas that doesn’t seem to be the case and we’re hoping another couple months will do it.

Again, thank you all for your patience and messages of support. I hope that I’ll be able to get more stories out once I’m healthy again. And hey, the wait is truly almost over, I promise.

10 Responses to “Where’s Book 9?”

  1. Maz

    Im glad physio is going well. Look after yourself. I for one am happy to wait until whenever the books are ready.

  2. Brenda Bodenstein

    Take care of yourself. After a year of rehab for shoulder surgery then back issues I know how you feel. I’ve had some success with Pilates along with the rehab helped. I’ve been wondering about a standing desk? Looking foward to the new books.

    • Annie

      I have a sit/stand desk but I have really bad plantar fasciitis in both feet (though left foot is far worse) so I can’t stand without pain for more than two minutes. Fun times, I know.

  3. Linda Miller

    Look after yourself. Your books are worth the wait. And besides, that kitten pic!

  4. Katherine Stewart

    No worries, I’d rather wait for a good book than get one in a hurry that isn’t a good book. Your health comes first! I’m sorry to hear you were hurt. Cute kitten pics work too! 🙂

  5. Nikki

    This just gives me an excuse to dive into Gryphonpike.. Your health is more important so don’t worry about us.

  6. Stacy

    Is Book 9 still on track for next week? I can’t see it on Amazon to pre-order.

    • Annie

      There’s no pre-order but I think I’m still on target for next week 🙂 I’ll post here and sending a notice to the mailing list when it is live. Thanks!

  7. David Baber

    Annie I tear up (in sympathy for you) as I write this. Back injuries are never easy and quick things to recover from. DO NOT push yourself in an attempt to please us with more of your amazing writing talent. Push yourself to relax, do your therapy and heal. Relaxation and lack of tension seem to do a back injury as much good as anything can. i have read (and re-read more than once) “The Gryphonpike Chronicles” and “The Twenty-Sided Sorceress” you’ve written to date. I’ll be here waiting when you are able to release another volume. But I want your health more than another fabulous tale. Please, please take care of yourself first and write second. Those of us that care about you will be here, always.

  8. Rena Ellis

    So, sorry to hear about the back injury. I am glad to hear you are taking care of yourself. That is the most important thing. I sincerely hope you feel relief from the pain soon. Much love, Rena

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