Though I’m almost certain this won’t be seen by many, I still feel that I should write it to explain to you—yes, the you reading this right now and wondering when Crusade will be released—why I seem to be taking my sweet ass time releasing another book.
When I first released Mundahlia in 2011 at the age of 18 (after writing it at 15-17) I quickly realized that I shouldn’t have. It was just not polished enough. Words cannot express how grateful I am for those who gave my book a chance and overlooked the blips and still, miraculously, managed to love the characters, world and story. Though let’s be honest, there were several–okay, quite a few typos and errors. I’m aware many successful self-pubbed books that went on to become bestsellers first started out as typo-laden files that were then commissioned to have professionally edited, marketed, and repackaged, but I didn’t have that luxury.
I do not want that to happen again.
I was young, I was foolish, and now that I am older I’ve seen the mistakes I made and have learned from them. That is why I am taking my time releasing the sequel to Mundahlia or any of my other projects. I want to ensure that they are delivered in the best quality that I can possibly offer. Indie or not, quality should never be an option. I know that now.
I am incredibly touched by the comments and e-mails I have gotten over the years and recently from readers who loved Mundahlia and are eager to read the sequel, it inspires me to continue in my writing endeavors. I’ve been working on both my studies and finances in my absence, saving up to hire a professional editor once the final drafts are finished, and am reworking Mundahlia as well which has been removed for sale for over two years now.
It’ll still be the same story more or less when it is republished, just polished and slightly edgier with a few tweaks here and there such as Rini is no longer in high school, but rather starting college. I made this decision to “age” her up a bit to allow for more content to flourish that would otherwise be out of element, and looking back on it now makes the most sense given the mature themes that were presented in the first book that continue on in the sequels.
I apologize for the inconvenience, but hope you understand my reasons for taking all this time.
Always wishing you the absolute best,