All the best laid (pre-order) plans…
As the headline suggests, we’re delaying the release of Ascending Mage 8: Arctic Front…yet again.
We really dislike doing this, especially to our growing base of loyal readers, eagerly waiting the next story in Ember Wright’s journey of kicking ass. We’re sorry to make you folks wait yet another month!
I wish I could blame Covid-19 or the culture war or the other subversive events swirling around us like the opening scenes of a post-apocalyptic movie.
The reality is that I’ve been distracted. Which, to a squirrel masquerading as a human, turns out to be easy to do.
Earlier this year, RaeLea and I planted 1,000 trees on our acreage outside of Bismarck (where we hope to build a home someday). Perfect timing, since it’s turned out to be a record drought for the county (can you detect the sarcasm?). It’s a four-hour round trip to FraeLea Pond and we’ve been making it regularly, in a desperate (and seemingly losing) attempt to keep those baby trees alive by weeding and watering them, which is a two-day affair each time.
Because that wasn’t enough of a distraction, we also purchased a fixer-upper house from elderly hoarders. Before we can even start ripping out 1960’s wood grain paneling and repairing the leaky plumbing and faulty electrical wiring throughout, we’ve got approximately five bazillion semi-truck loads of trash to haul out to the city landfill.
Is anyone in the market for partially-decomposed taxidermy or worn out shoes, by chance?
Anyway, the distractions are plenty and your writers are just undisciplined enough to let those distractions derail deadlines.
We’ll get this next story finished, we assure you! It’s just going to take one more month to make it happen.
Thanks for bearing with us!
And incidentally, you can still pre-order Ascending Mage 8: Arctic Front (and you always have the option to cancel the pre-order):