Well, guess who thought today was Tuesday instead of Wednesday? Holidays do that to me a lot. Being a self-employed writer on a deadline, most holidays don’t apply to me. I am usually working anyway. But if mail doesn’t come, it feels like a Sunday and my inner clock gets off. Sometimes things go wrong.
I am busy trying to wrap up revisions on the third book in the Kings Meadow Romance series, Keeper of the Stars (January 2016). And let me tell you. The numbering of this series is going to plague me forever. Here’s why:
I wrote A Promise Kept, a single title women’s fiction (not a romance). It was my first book set in Kings Meadow. The response to that book, including lots of people commenting about how much they loved the town, caused me and my editor to decide to do a series of contemporary romances set in Kings Meadow. The Kings Meadow Romance series was born. The three titles in the series are Love Without End, Whenever You Come Around, and Keeper of the Stars.
It seemed clear enough to me at the start how the books should be numbered. But some retailers and reviewers and readers call A Promise Kept Book 1 and then the rest of the numbering gets fouled up too. If everybody made the same mistake, I guess it would be okay. But they don’t. I get private FB messages and emails all the time asking me about this issue. It doesn’t matter that my website clearly identifies the books. People are confused, and I don’t blame them.
So, as if things weren’t messed up enough, I decided to set my Year of Weddings novella, I Hope You Dance (June 30, 2015), in Kings Meadow too. I’ll call that icing on the confusion cake.
Just call me Lost and Confused in Idaho. Because sometimes things go wrong.