The website said the first Jake Calcutta mystery anodyne would be released August of 2012.
Some of the delay has been life getting in the way. Some has certainly been procrastination.
The majority of it has been me driving myself to write a better book.
Through the Fog is a fun read. I’m working on (read thinking about) a sequel. But it’s not the serious mystery that will make people think I’m Chandler reborn.
I want anodyne to be that book.
I want every book in the Jake and Jade Calcutta series to be that book.
Study of writing craft has confirmed many things I’d taught myself. It has also filled me with knowledge I wasn’t going to come up with on my own, not for a long time and a lotta mediocre books.
I think I’m 3 months away from starting the significant rewrite of anodyne. 3 more months to do the work. Polishing. Publishing process.
That’s one year from now. I just updated the site to suggest “summer of 2014” and it’s already outdated. But since summer ends on September 20th, maybe I’ll make it.