I'm not talking about Daylight Savings and the now five-hour time difference. That sucks but I'll get used to it, as I always do.
This is bigger than that.
This is something that challenges me.
Yesterday my editor announced her resignation from Rebel ePublishers. I do understand her position and why this happened. I have only good things to say about Jayne and nothing but good wishes to send her way.
Some of you know the reason I'm still with Rebel is that I truly adore my editor (that and loyalty).
I was first signed almost 10 years ago.
So, this is a long relationship and it's always hard when a relationship changes. The thing with publishing/editing/authors when its a small company is that it's not all business. You get to know the people behind the words, behind the screen.
I now need to decide what I'm going to do next.
I haven't heard from my publisher, so I don't know what is planned or if there will be a new editor.
Communication is lacking, and not for the first time. I've often had this same complaint over the last 5 years. My editor is the only source of reliable information and after being with a company nearly 10 years that is a bit sad.
With that in mind, the editing of the 10th Byte novel is underway. Will this book continue along the path to release by Rebel? Who knows?
Not me, not at the moment.
The thing I thought about first was the cover (selfish). I really want to see the cover, I feel like this will be the favorite. To my knowledge, there is no cover yet. (Realistically there may never be one.)
There are a couple of things that need resolving that have nothing to do with editing. I'm still waiting for a reply regarding the 3rd boxed set (months of waiting) and royalties for the first half of 2018.
What's next for me and my series?
Where do we go from here?
I don't know.
I do know I am working through the first round of edits and will get this finished and see what happens next.
This journey started with killerbyte - and the first publisher went bankrupt a week before the book release. Oddly, back then, I had a cover but it was the editing that tipped me off to something being off within the company. I always considered Triskelion's demise as a lucky escape. My rights were eventually returned (months later) and I moved forward and onward.
As far as I know, right now, Rebel is still an entity there is no talk of folding the company.
I will talk to a few people that I know will give me solid advice and start forming a plan.
The series will continue, so don't you all worry about that.
Qubyte is on my screen right now, I'm reading Jayne's comments and editing.
The writing of Cryptobyte is well underway and it will be the 11th byte, come hell or high water! Crashbyte is destined to make a splash as the 12th byte ... so, stick around and let me figure out my next move.
Meanwhile here's a pretty sparkly image for you.
Go download killerbyte for free and join the fun!