OMG! I beat my overdue blogging record! Sorry for the delay, folks, and don't worry. The Siren's Apprentice is still on its way to completion. The honest truth about why I've been so absent is simple. I'm human, and humans all have flaws. One of mine happens to be severe anxiety tendencies. As hard as it is for me to say it, NaNoWriMo, in addition to other things, took too much of a toll on me. I pushed myself harder than I could handle. I am making a comeback, though, and I have definitely written more of the book.
I'm refraining from posting any more rough draft chapters on Smashwords, at least for now. One reason for this is that I'm expanding the romance from the middle out. I think I went into it way too fast, and it was done poorly. So before I finish the last chapters, I'm working on some middle chapters that focus on a hopefully more believable relationship between Cassie and David. This will cause several changes in the already existing scenes, which would make updating periodically difficult and confusing.
Thank you to anyone who has kept their eye on this blog or bought my book. I hope I can publish the sequel in a reasonable amount of time. For now I'll simply have to try and compensate for my lack of posts. Maybe my position as the Queen of Overdue Blogging isn't so glamorous after all. :)