In late 2014 I shut down the popular blog I’d been writing since 2007 in order to spend an uninterrupted year writing my novel, What I Did To You. In December 2015 I ran a successful Kickstarter campaign (here) for that novel.
It is more mortifying to me than I can possibly express that I have yet to get this finished novel into the hands of those who supported its Kickstarter campaign (not to mention have made available for purchase). Through updates about the book (the latest of which you can read here), I’ve kept my backers up on why it’s taken so long to get through the production of the novel–and (thank God) everyone has been amazingly kind and supportive about that. Which, to say the least, I more than appreciate.
Short version of the reason for the delay: In August 2015, my wife Cat and I moved from San Diego to Asheville, NC, in order to build an 1150-sq.ft. green certified home. And we did! (You can read a bit about the house in an article I wrote for The Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper, Home of the Week: Affordable & Green in West Asheville.) For sundry reasons our humble dream home ended up costing a whole lot more than it was supposed to. This wholly unexpected cost increase left me no choice but to take on freelance work editing and ghostwriting books–which left me no time to properly tend to the editing, design, formatting, and production processes of the book.
But (as you’ll know if you read the Kickstarter Backer Update linked to above), What I Did To You will be shipped to its Kickstarter backers, and available for purchase, in Summer 2018. Or my name’s not N. John Shore Jr. (And it is: the N is for Norman. I’ve always published my fiction under the name N. John Shore, Jr. But I’ve decided to publish WIDTY under John Shore, the name I’ve always gone by. TMI, I know. But there it is.)
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