There’s been A Thing.
I will be getting a rather spectacular kidney stone removed on the 29th
April September [it was very late when I typed this] (I hope, it didn’t go so well last time). This means I’ll likely be a dazed mess after anaesthetics on the 30th, when the anthology is due to close. The stories sent in so far look like they really won’t need much editing so hopefully between RooBeeDoo and myself, most of the work will be done early.
However, if you send in a late entry on the 30th, it’s not likely to get attention right away. Therefore the deadline is extended to October 2nd (midnight, GMT). It can’t be any later than that if it’s going to be out for Halloween.
I will attempt to have all, or at least most, contracts and payments dealt with before the sawbones slice me up but please be patient if things don’t proceed as fast as usual.
Novel editing has been passed to RooBeeDoo, who, unlike me, isn’t retired and still has to work a proper job for a living. I’m afraid those will be slow too.
There is also some new madness that Amazon has installed, and that needs to be dealt with since it is likely to be the cause of the absolutely dire sales in the last quarter. Even though almost all of the books were published before the very recent AI rise to fame. Leg Iron Books will not use AI to generate books or covers, and any authors who do so will need to inform us of this on submission. It’ll have to be in future contracts too.
Once the stone is out I’m likely to be stuck in the house for a while. Which should, at least, improve the writing work output.