I've been open about personal issues on my blog before, so I feel a certain measure of comfort in being open now. On New Year's Day, my husband was in a snowmobiling accident. He suffered a spinal compression injury and fracture. In a way, he was lucky--he could have been paralyzed. But in another way, he's not. It's a serious injury, and he has to be in a brace for probably three months. He might still have to have surgery. He's also out of his job for a while. At the same time, we're dealing with moving issues and numerous appointments for my kids that are now up in the air.
The reason I'm telling you guys about this is because I'm already getting a lot of (expected) questions about the release of Velocity. Taking care of him is my number one concern right now, but that doesn't mean I'm going to stop writing. Far from it, writing is really important now because it's currently our only source of income. And my only source of much-needed escape.
But I can't tell you guys when Velocity will be done. I ripped it apart while writing Luminosity, moving pieces around. So it's very much in the rough draft stage. I'm a pretty fast writer, however, so that doesn't mean much. I could still get it done in a month. I don't think it will take me longer than a few months, but I can't guarantee anything right now.
I will tell you that as I've said before, I'm going to be more transparent about the process. I will update you guys weekly here and especially on my facebook page on the status of the book's progress. I'll also be posting teasers to get us through. I understand how much of a pain in the ass it is to have to wait for a book. Believe me, I hate it too. I'm genuinely sorry about that. But life, as always, has a habit of getting in the way.