If you get a moment after the last-minute shopping for the festivities, and find yourself without a plate or glass in your hand, you might take stock of what's happened and what you've done in 2018. You won't be alone. Most of us do it at this time of year: another 12 months gone, and what happened to all the things you thought you'd achieve?
I know there are plenty of things on my list that I haven't been able to put a tick next to yet. Some things are no longer a priority, others have progressed more slowly than I'd hoped, but the point is, they have progressed.
One of those things is the third novel in the Exiles of Ondd series, and I apologise to readers for the wait. My intention was to have it at a stage where I could put it up for pre-order now, but it isn't ready. Delaying now is better than making readers promises I can't keep. I'm now aiming at a pre-order date in Spring–maybe in time for Easter–with publication in the Autumn, but I'm mentally crossing my fingers as I type.
The delay doesn't mean there's no fun to be had in the meantime. Instead of worrying about what you have or haven't done in 2018, visit Smashwords between Christmas Day and the end of New Year's Day. The end-of-year sale is on then with hundreds of books available FREE or at a discount–mine included. Artists and Liars is free, as is Discord's Child and Discord's Apprentice is half-price. Find them at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ksdearsley. If you read them now, you'll be ready for the next in the series when it's released.
Not all of 2018 has been easy, but time only flies when you're having fun, so I can't have much to complain about. I hope the same can be said for all of you who wonder where the time has gone. I wish you all a very happy Christmas, and health, peace, love and things to aim for in the year ahead.