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An apology

Sarah Mayberry - Friday, January 17, 2014

Dear Reader, this blog post is to apologise to you and humbly request your patience. You see, I was so sure that I would have my next self published book, Satisfaction, locked and loaded and ready to go in January that I came on here and talked about it. So cocky, Ms Mayberry, so cocky. The book was but a bee's dick away from being completed, and I was confident that that cockiness was not unwarranted. 


As any writer will tell  you, sometimes when you take a break from the work (Christmas, I'm looking at you) and come back to it, you can see things that you couldn't see before. And what I saw was a bunch of stuff I didn't like. Somehow, I had lost my way in telling Rafel and Georgie's story, and it has taken me the best part of a week to woman up and face the fact that I am going to have to do some serious pruning and rewriting to make this little puppy fly.  I have a plan, and I am currently rewriting as fast as I can, but this means that there is no chance that I will have the book out this month. I'm aiming for late February, the stars being aligned. 

I'm so sorry if I got anyone excited or expectant (and also extremely flattered if you were in either state), but I simply couldn't keep writing forward when my gut was screaming at me that I had gone wrong. My promise to you is that when this book does come out, it will be the best version of this story that I know how to tell. So if you'll just bear with me a little longer, Satisfaction will be with shortly. Ish. 

It's not all bad news, though. 

I got the cover for my April release today, and I'm going to share it with you now because it's rather gorgeous. I know it's winter in large parts of the world, but doesn't that water just make you want to swim ?(I'm writing this on a 40 degree + day in Melbourne, so go with me on this!) I had an enormous amount of fun writing about Vivian and Seth, and I cannot wait to share them with everyone. Roll on April, I say. 

Until next time, happy reading!

flchen1 commented on 17-Jan-2014 05:05 PM
No worries, Sarah! You know we look forward to more of your writing whenever you feel it's suitable for release into the wild ;)
Karla commented on 21-Jan-2014 08:41 AM
I have been eagerly checking your website and Amazon for your new release! Thanks for letting your fans know what's going on. It must have been hard to pull the book to make it right and I, for one, appreciate the extra effort.
Michelle commented on 21-Jan-2014 08:43 AM
Yes, Sarah, I was waiting very anxiously for "Satisfaction" but if it's for the best, I forgive you... ;-)
Sarah Mayberry commented on 23-Jan-2014 08:37 AM
Hi Karla. Thanks for your patience! The words are flowing right now so I have high hopes I'll be able to meet my new schedule.

Hi Michelle, I *hope* what I'm doing is for the best, and it feels good right now, so fingers crossed you all agree with me when I finally get Satisfaction out there! Thanks for your interest, it's very much appreciated.
Sarah Mayberry commented on 24-Jan-2014 08:35 AM
Fedora! You always make me smile. Indeed, this collection of words is not quite ready to fly, but I promise I will soon test its wings! Hope you're well.
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