Ups & Downs

Things have been an exhilarating ride since I published. It’s weird to me. But life has its ups and downs. I’m glad that I finished going through Spells of Old again yesterday morning, because in the afternoon I found out that my wife’s company decided to remove the entire Network team in favor of an outside vendor. They gave a decent severance, so we aren’t in bad shape, and I’m certain she can find a new job easily enough (Network Security Engineer), but it makes things weird for me. My income became slightly more important than I expected.

Still, at this point I feel confident in telling people I expect that Spells of Old will come out mid-April. Not changing the pre-order until I have the final version in my hands, but it’s happening. I promise.

4 thoughts on “Ups & Downs

  1. That sucks, my condolences to your wife. Even with a decent buffer being unemployed sucks and it’s never fun to have negative income gain, even over a short period. Hopefully she finds a job she loves and your book explodes onto the scene making you absurd, monopoly-man levels of money.


  2. Yeah. It sucks, and it might be… up to 6 months before the change explodes in their faces. The replacements were, in a word, incompetent. I don’t think they knew what they were getting into.

    Even so, my income has been better than anticipated. Just off my income to-date, we could make ends meet, if only just. It’ll be a rough patch, but we’ll manage.

    And authors don’t make monopoly-man money. *grins* I think I can manage middle-class, though, if I keep my nose to the grindstone. Not sure how long I can keep up my current writing pace, though. I have to slow down, I think, or I’ll burn out.


  3. Whenever you feel like giving up, just think of all the dough you’ll be bringing in à la Scrooge McDuck. Imagine, that one day you too could dive into a pool filled with money, but only if you keep writing.


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