Why am I making this statement? Because I know in my writing I explore these uncomfortable truths that are so prevalent in our society. I wanted people to know that the person behind the words is against racism and discrimination.
So, as Mortgaged Mortality launches, I felt it only right that I state that fact. Especially given that racism in particular is much more forward in this book than my others released to this point.
I will be completely honest here in the fact that I strongly considered pulling this book given the current world climate (the first draft was written in November 2018). However, writing only sunshine and rainbows won’t change that racism and discrimination exist. It won’t push toward change.
Why have I not made a statement before now? Because I wanted to create a small bubble that people can come to and breathe for a moment, maybe smile or laugh, before returning to the fight. I will endeavor to continue maintaining that small bubble.
Before I get into this month’s question, I know a lot of people are wondering when the ebook for Mortgaged Mortality will be available for preorder. I promise I’m working on it. With the delays, I’m trying to slim down some of the things I do to regain some of that time which is holding getting the ebook up until the final version is ready. I’ll be posting when it is available.
It’ll be soon! Things are moving well. There won’t be a delay on release. The only thing that will be off-schedule will likely be me having physical copies on hand.
IWSG Question of the Month: Writers have secrets! What are one or two of yours, something readers would never know from your work?
A secret, huh? I’m pretty open so I’m not sure what someone wouldn’t know.
I guess a fun one is that I keep a playlist for each project. While that part is known, the fun part is sometimes I toss something onto the playlist that I just want to listen to and has nothing to do with the story.
The entertaining part is my alpha reader usually gets subjected to me listening to said playlist over and over. He tries to match each song to where he thinks it should be in the story. Those one or two songs drives him nuts.
If there is something you would like to know, I’ll try to answer the comments. I’m pretty bad about reading them on the run and then forgetting I need to come back and reply.