Best part of being away, house-sitting for my sister while she was on a cruise with her husband (Happy Anniversary Heidi and Jason!), was that the three dogs and two cats we adopted for a week were like built-in babysitters. I can't believe how much editing I managed to accomplish, not to mention writing - Fate's Exchange is now on its final read-through, and Casting Light (third in the Cast from Power Series) is partway through chapter ten. If only I had all day every day to write . . . Dreaming, I know, but we all have to have something to aspire to.
Unfortunately, despite the amount of work I completed during my time away, there is always something I seem to have neglected to think of, and I've pushed the release date for Fate's Exchange from August 15th to August 22nd. I am confident that this is the best thing to do. Why sell myself - or more importantly, my readers, who have been waiting so patiently - short? If I can't say that I am publishing my best work, I don't want to publish at all.
What do you think? Should authors pick a point to say, "I'm done", no matter if they think it isn't yet up to par? Or should they hold out the extra time (in my case, a week) to make sure it is better than being "just okay"?