Sometimes you get an email and it’s like
And then you’re like
So here’s what happened: my press, Zharmae, is folding after five years of putting out books. They’ll be shuttered at the end of the month.
That’s ok! That happens. It’s tough out there for presses–even the big ones.
The open question is what this means for me. In the short term, rights to Ariah and the not-yet-published A Tale of Rebellion series have reverted back to me. I am without an agent. So, basically, I have books in hand and many options.
The idea of getting back out there and subbing all over again is fearsome, but it’s also invigorating. Fresh starts are…well, shit, they are fresh if nothing else. This news comes at a time of a lot of general transitions in my life,* and while not necessarily unwelcome, it is has given me pause. It’s a moment to slow down for a second and figure out what I want and don’t want in my writing life.
In any case, stay tuned. I’m not going anywhere. That much I know for sure.
*Day job transitions, kiddo just started kindergarten, just a whole lot of stuff flipping over at once. Things are hectic.