We've hit the two-minute warning, folks, on Out of My League, the book I plan to release in Spring 2015 (Northern Hemisphere spring, for those of you following along south of the equator). I say "plan to release" because I'm more commitment-phobic about release dates than Daniel Cleaver in Bridget Jones's Diary. For different reasons, obviously. I'm always just so afraid of the "what if"s that could so easily leave me with my butt hanging out of my granny panties in front of everyone.
But I think it's safe to give an entire SEASON as a release time. Right? Right?! Buh-rother.
The thing is, I have a child graduating from high school this spring, so having a book baby around that same time could be a bit tricky. I could push it back to summer, but that would also mean pushing back the release of my next book, possibly to next year, and I don't want to do that, because the sequel to Let's Be Frank is already more than halfway to completion.
I know, I know... I said I didn't have to publish two books a year, and the world would keep spinning, but when I said that, I meant if I didn't have ideas and didn't have the books written, I would give myself a break. I can't stand having books ready to read and not out there. Why would I deprive myself of the mean reviews that make Friday nights so exciting? (Just kidding! They make any day of the week exciting.)
A logical person would say, "Hold Out of my League until next football season, when it's more timely." But anyone who knows me knows I'm about as logical as Christmas in July, so it would make perfect sense for me to release a book about American football during that sport's off-season. I justify it by saying not all of the book takes place during football season, so... whatever.
Spring, it is. Maybe. Probably. Barring any major issues, like... changing my mind.
I realize none of this really matters, in the grand scheme of things. First world problems, big time. It's all just designed to distract me from reality, anyway. Hello! I have a kid graduating from high school in three months!
No matter what, you'll be the first ones to know when the cover for Out of My League is ready, and I might even share a sneak peek with you, if I'm feeling really bold. It will take my mind off how impossible it's going to be to get through all that Pomp and Circumstance without turning into a wet, hot mess. Wish me luck!