House of Thirteen is in the hands of the beta readers. This is both a milestone of success and a stomach of butterflies for me.
Getting this book to a point of release this book has been harrowing, arduous, and – at times – almost not worth the effort. But here it is, and I am very (terrified) excited to see what the beta readers have to say about it.
Depending on how much work they think I still have, I may be able to push up my release date – which would be a first, really. 😉
But right now, I can say with confidence that House of Thirteen will be out in the universe by Halloween. What happens to it then is anyone’s guess.
There is no way to fully communicate the sensations I am feeling about this. It is my second novel, and the start of a monumental adventure in itself. It is exactly what I set out to write when I started, yet nothing I expected and so much more than I could have hoped for.
I hope it will live up to expectations, because it has already exceeded my own.