It has been a crazy but amazing time for Seeds in a Dark Fruit Sky, and we are so excited to share it with you. Watch the video or read for the update!
Thank you for coming along with us on this journey as we continue to make Seeds in a Dark Fruit Sky.
I (Rosie) was able to go to the Christian Writers Conference this last weekend. It was an inspiring conference. I had the chance to hear Carol Kent as the keynote speaker and meet editors, agents, and a lot of authors and aspiring writers. It was reassuring to see so many people interested in the book and its goals. Editors and agents liked the stories and the writing style, which blew me away. After working on a project for over a year one can start to gain some self-doubt, so I have to admit it is nice to hear a positive unbiased perspective on your work.
We will continue to pursue self-publishing because this is not a mainstream book and publishing houses can’t take chances on such a niche project. If an amazing opportunity comes our way it’s not as if we would turn it down, but we have a plan to self-publish and will continue to keep you updated along the way.
I need to apologize to all of you. I feel like I’ve been teasing everyone with different potential release dates… one after another that are simply wrong. That is completely unprofessional. I was not and am not trying to lie to you… I blame my idealism and ignorance for misleading you. I should not have put out a release date on the Kickstarter, I made the release date with no experience or know how of what publishing a book entails or how long it would take. For that I apologize. I have a go-get-’em attitude, and that determination and goal setting does not always match up with reality and the . Even right now I am tempted to set a new tenuous release date, but I am… trying my best… not to.
All I can tell you is that we are almost done with the English manuscript (see, I’m also holding off on giving a date for that!). After that we will send the manuscript to our Creole translators in Haiti and they will work on verifying all the stories and then translating them. Their crazy busy schedule with the mission is making it hard to set any sort of timeline for release, but we are going to be working hard to make sure this book does not fall by the wayside and gets released in a more realistic, but still timely, manner. We will strive to keep you as updated as possible.
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P.S. Personally I have been going through a lot of transition in the last few weeks, but I am finally in a place of peace and stability. Making a career change is always scary, but it has thankfully calmed down. I am so blessed to have found a job in such a beautiful place. Thank you for your patience as I get settled again.