Thursday, July 5

Hardest Thing I've Had To Do,

...apparently, has been writing this blog post. *insert ominous music*. I've started it about 6 different times, sheesh! This really is difficult. But I'll spare you the dramatics and come out and say what I need to say now.  Sake Bomb is being pushed back.

EEP!  Reading that makes it real, and that's a little scary for me.  We'll discuss my neuroses later (we won't), but here're the deets.

I'd originally planned a release date for July of this year, the 23rd to be exact, although only a handful of people were privy to that knowledge prior to this moment.  (Those people—a good friend who doubles as editor, and two other friends who do some beta-ing for me—don't know I'm writing this post, either.  Trust me if they knew there'd be a looooong discussion, and I'm not up for it right now.  I'll get it when this goes live tomorrow.)  So, anyhow, the reason behind the postponement is simple: It's not ready.

Don't confuse that with "It's not done".  It's been done.  Was done back in February and I was tempted to let it fly in March.  The problem, you ask? I'm not satisfied.  You don't want to see me unsatisfied...you won't like me when I'm unsatisified!

There's a feeling you get when you know it's right, other authors feel free to chime in here.  I like Sake Bomb,  believe me.  Like the characters, like the plot.  The words are there and saying what I want to be said.  Just something's not...right.  I could put it out now and be okay with it, but I want more than okay.  I want satisfied.  Toe-curling, limb-quivering, sticky wet mess satisfied. :)

These characters live in my head every day, rouse me from sleep, interrupt phone calls.  Hell, I think about them in the middle of work, and being that I work as a massage therapist it's awkward having to explain to your client why you've been working on the same shoulder for the past 10 minutes and mumbling to yourself.  (That really happened. And I said "Oh, there's a knot here".  There was no knot...*shrugs*)  I want to do right by them in this book, so that in the next—yes, for those of you wondering if this ends the "series" or "serial" or whatever else you want to call it, there is a next book—everybody understands where things are going and why.  I'm growing along with Kizzie, and we're both trying to figure out Xander, and we all know Doms can be asses sometimes. LOL! So, yeah, I want this to be done right.

"Pushed back to when, then?" July 24th? August?  Dunno.  All I can tell you is it'll be out when it's right. Might lose a few readers, might piss people off, but that's the chance I'll take.  For those sticking around, I thank you sooooo much for your support (and e-mails and encouraging words).  They're actually what has convinced me to pause, step away from the story a bit, and then put it out when it's where it needs to be.  That's why I've been absent from this blog, and Facebook and Twitter.  You want a great story, and I want to give it to you. You've stuck in through the cliffhangers even if you hated them.  You deserve my best and that's what you'll get.

Soon as I'm satisfied.


Sable J

17 comments:

  1. *Patiently waits*

    Mad respect for waiting to put it out to make sure it's the best it can be. Kizzy and Xander are worth waiting for imo so I won't be going anywhere!

    Tina

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    1. Thanks for the props Tina! It soooo wasn't an easy decision, but now that I've made it, I feel better giving it a little more time to get right. I'll definitely let you know when it goes live :)

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  2. *sigh* ok I guess I'll wait *very big grin* you know my ass will wait for you....until your satisfied Sable WOOT!

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    1. LOL! Thanks, Mai! Shouldn't be too long. thanks for hanging in there with me :)

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  3. I just read your first 2 books.... i am itching to see what is going to happen next so many possibilities... i will wait for the simple fact you are an excellent author and Kizzie is freaking amazing.... not to mention Xander... yummmm

    *waiting ever so patiently*

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    1. Thanks, Dodie, for both your patience and the praise :) rest assured I'm working my way through it and I *think* I found the problem. *Rubs hands together* I'll make a huge announcement as soon as it's through! Until then, back to my dungeon I go...

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  4. Feeling a bit like Sacha...dangling.

    I'm not going to lie and say I'm not disappointed, because I scrambled to find where I could buy Sake Bomb directly after I finished Wallbanger. Only to end up here reading the delay. But it's cool, I completely understand, this is your baby. It needs to be perfect.

    This simply adds to the tease and you most certainly know a thing or two about the tease factor.
    Patiently waiting (not really, because patience is not one of my strong suits) your genious and creativity :-)

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    1. Tease? Moi? *evil laugh*

      Thanks for understanding, Diva. I am making some headway and feeling better about things so just a teeny bit longer :)

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  6. I know the feeling, Sable. Kinda wish I was in your predicament, though. I am both NOT done, and NOT satisfied with the final installment of the "Her Husband Made Her Do Him" series. It's my own fault for daring to name this last novel "Triple X-Rated." With a title like that, it has got to be the ABSOLUTE HOTNESS! I think I'm just not nasty enuf to get it there. LOL! You are, though. Hmmm. Maybe we should be collabo-ing on it. By the way, I LOVE your writing. I read your first installment in our Summer Heat antho., and now I've started on Shaken & Stirred. I am hooked, but cursed with lack of time for reading. Ugh! I am loving what I see so far though. Move the F**k over E.L. whateva, there's a badder b**ch in on the literary scene who actually deserves to be, and should be, on the NYT Bestseller's List!

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    1. What??? Not nasty enough? Ummm...need I remind you I read DOWNSIZED. BOTH versions. So, not nasty enough?? Not even possible, Ms. Thang! You are THEE BIZ! You can definitely pull it off, without a doubt. And I KNOW it's gonna be HAWT!! Cause that's just what you do! You do it with your eyes closed, so I'm not worried :D

      And you already know if you need any kinda anything from my way, I got you. Just an e-mail away, sis!! Thanks so much for the kudos *takes bow*. There's a huge shit-eating grin on my face! LOL!

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  7. Bring on the Sake Bomb...I am dripping in anticipation to read Xander and Kizzies next adventure and to figure out who are truly the bad guys..I don't care if it takes three more books I will stick it out.

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    1. Thanks A2Z!! That's the kind of support and enthusiasm I like to see and am so very thankful for :) I'm getting closer to satisfied with this rewrite of Sake Bomb, so it's a-comin'!

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  8. They say anticipation always makes it better...but....

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  9. LOL! Believe me, I'm well past antsy and deep into "come the frick on" myself, Stacey ;) Soon isn't coming soon enough! Thanks for hanging in there, though!

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  10. Trying to be patient but I was wondering how goes the rewrities on Sake Bomb ... any eta yet?

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    1. Hi Dodie,

      Sorry for the delay in responding, saw this late. 90% through the process, which means a DEFINITE December release. Trying to prune and tighten, (It got a little long), but overall very excited!!! Will post as soon as it's read y to fly!!

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