Eustis Wilfrock once said, “Just because things don’t turn out the way you expect doesn’t make it a failure.” Well, things have not been going as I expected this time last year. I fully intended, once upon a time, to have Recast Light out in time for preorders, which obviously didn’t happen, and now it’s looking like it won’t be available by June 30th either. I have only a chapter and a half left to edit, but those chapters are the trickiest. Then comes formatting, which can either be very easy or drenched in technological problems which should not be possible (have I told the story about how Word added an invisible page to my Outcast Shadows document, thus swapping the following even and odd page numbers to the wrong side? Well it did…). Once formatted, I have to send the final cover template to my sister/illustrator (this depends on the final page count for the spine width), then I’ll upload it and order a sample copy to make sure the colors and formatting all look like they’re supposed to, and only then will I okay it for purchase. Thus, Recast Light will be out in July, hopefully sooner rather than later.
In the meantime, here is a sneak peek of things to come. The prologue and first chapter are much too spoilery for people who haven’t read Outcast Shadows, so I took a part of Chapter 3: Black and White and Dead All Over instead. Enjoy!