Fourth Anrodnes Book Delay

By on January 23, 2020 in News from J.C.

So I thought I would give an update on the fourth Anrodnes book. This series has turned truly epic in a way I never anticipated. I am struggling to finish the book because I can’t fit all the loose ends in. I have flow charts and maps and pages of character info. I have no idea how people like George R. Martin ever manage to keep things sorted. This started out as a simple concept and has gained a life of it’s own.
So before I throw it out the window, as well as my laptop, I have sent it in to my editor for fresh eyes to go over it.
I am so damned close but have lost all perspective!!! : P
So currently I am taking this break to work on a shorter story. Not sure which one yet, but hoping to step away from intense stress and back into the joy of writing.
I will keep everyone posted of a timeline once I know more myself.
Thank you so much for all the support and patience you have sent my way! Each message is deeply appreciated. : )

 6 Responses to “Fourth Anrodnes Book Delay”

  1. Kelly Haines says:

    No throwing electronics out the window, they don’t bounce well. Remember – Patience and Humor. Us fans have it as well . Relax, dump the stress, it will all work out. And we’ll still be here!

    • jcowens says:

      Don’t I know it, Kelly! I went to an author’s convention a couple of years ago. Had a brand new laptop for the occasion. The zipper in my new laptop backpack broke, and there went my laptop, onto a tile floor. Believe it or not, it worked for the convention! Still have it, with it’s dented corner. I figure that it’s pre-disastered now. Thanks for the support! I have a habit of driving myself into the ground for reasons that make sense to no one else. Occasionally my family takes me in hand and pulls me back from whatever edge I am treading and I really needed it this time. I think that we are far more of a danger to ourselves, than anyone else could ever be!! : P

  2. Devonnie Crawford says:

    sometimes Taking a step back and a break is all it takes for things to get back on track. I know with some of my projects I have had to do so in the past as well as the present. I can tell you my laundry of a to do list is chuck full of UFO’s (Unfinished Objects). I am currently going back through all of them and unboxing many of them looking over what I was doing, the designs and patterns for them and deciding on if they are a complete it this year I have ideas for this one pile, a re box and date for the next reevaluation pile or a scrap it all together and forget i ever had this bad idea pile. I have taken to doing this twice a year inbetween projects and just before i take on new orders and new ideas (the later of which i fail at more times then not cause sometimes you can not stop the ideas from spawning from were they may!). Keep strong though and when over whelmed a nice cup of tea and a break is always a great way of de stressing.

    • jcowens says:

      I took your advice, Devonnie! A good cup of tea calmed me down – along with a bit of carrot cake. 😉
      I just cleaned out my sewing room and like you, went through the piles of projects I never finished. I got rid of a lot of it. I find that them being there is somewhat depressing, as though I am failing at completing tasks. Ridiculous I know! Anyway, it is clean and I actually enjoy going in there now!

  3. Anthony Compton says:

    Hello JC,

    I have completely fallen in love with Anrodnes. I don’t want to drive you crazy, but, any idea when book 4 is available? You
    opened up this beautiful world to us and we are waiting with bated breath to see it through to the end. I am grateful for the experience. I first became familiar with your work when I read The Ice Prince. I became a fan then and this series is fantastic.
    Keep the faith and don’t throw your laptop out of the window.

    Thank you,

    • jcowens says:

      Hello, Anthony! Thanks so much for your comment, it came at a very good time when I was battling myself, trying to force myself into writing. I have a wonderful fan base that keeps me going. If not for all of you, I would have quit a long time ago. Each time I slide down, there is someone reaching out and helping me climb back up! Best People Ever!
      As to the fourth book, Anthony, it is with my editor currently. She had a very, very busy schedule, so she is in the process of looking it over. With a bit of luck, I am hoping to have it out this spring. I am beginning to wonder if the fourth book will be the end though. I just couldn’t fit all the threads in. Arrgh! This was supposed to be a two book series at most, and it has run away with me! I just hope I can do it justice and not disappoint my readers.
      At the moment though, while I am waiting, I am actually having fun, working on various books as the mood takes me. I think this will enable me to go back with fresh eyes and revisit Anrodnes with a better attitude.
      You’ll be happy to know that the laptop has not yet met it’s doom…

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