Despite the many fine reviews for all three books in my Tallenmere series, I've been largely unsuccessful in selling them to the reading public. I suppose we all take that chance when we publish something. You just never know what will appeal to readers at any given time. Save but a few wonderful fans (and I love you all), I've been unable to gather an audience that is interested in buying what I have out there.
Before you think I'm into writing for the money...no, I am not. Yet, after having spent a good year writing each book and working hard to promote them to the best of my ability and budget, I simply cannot afford tokeep spending my time and limited funds on the series for nothing in return. I have a family of five to feed and clothe. If I keep spending more than I bring in, it's not being responsible.
The sad reality of such low interest has threatened to bring me down into a serious depression. I can't let that happen, so I'm switching gears for a while. I'm not motivated to write anything more about Tallenmere just yet, though I certainly plan to when I sort myself out and get on a positive track. The novella I started and Book Four will be written, but I can't guarantee when they'll be finished. Until then, I'm focusing on other writing projects and paid writing-related work.
I hope those of you who are waiting for more from Tallenmere will understand as I go through this little period of mourning. I'll always be proud of what I accomplished and will forever love the characters and stories from Tallenmere. I appreciate everyone who's supported me over the years in any way. Hopefully, I'll have some positive news to share in the near future.
Until then, stay tuned here on Unwritten for contests, reviews, and all that jazz. ~Mysti