You are definitely forgiven if you think I fell down a hole int he last few months. The Traitor's Kiss was released, I went on the Fierce Reads Tour (so amazing), I had launch parties...
I also moved my family halfway across the country. That simple statement belies the effort and stress involved. Just know that I was very, very busy, not just with said move, but with revisions.
(Oh, and kittens. We adopted 2.)
I'll just say it: Book 2 was a hot mess when I turned in the first draft to my publisher. It needed so much work it wasn't funny. My only consolation was that seems to have been the general experience for authors on a second book, sequel or not. So I'm in good company.
Revisions were intense. I'll leave it at that. Behold the carnage:
I don't even LIKE Diet Dr Pepper, by the way.
But it's all worth it, because I have a cover and a title and a release day!