As some of you are aware, I recently encountered a challenge with my Mac. The Beast decided to die – plan and simple. While she was being revived by the wonderful people at Apple, I was biting my nails wondering what chapters were lost for Breathe Out. There was a backup of my computer, but it hadn’t been backed-up for several days prior to the crash. (To see some of the process, check out my Instagram feed @marthasweeneyauthor.)
Luckily when the Beast returned, I found out that only the last five chapters were missing – none should have been gone. I was able to rewrite the final chapter on my husband’s computer while waiting for the repairs and as soon as the Beast was back, she and I had a come to Jesus moment before finishing the other chapters. Now, I’m pleased to announce that Breathe Out is officially written.
From finding out that there were in fact missing chapters, and to prevent an event like this in the future, I’ve decided to start using a cloud-based backup system for documents. I’m not a big fan of cloud security, but I’m less of a fan of having to rewrite chapters.
What does this mean? All in all, I was hoping to have Breathe Out edited and formatted to be released in August 2015. That still might be a possibility, but I need to have the time to finish editing before giving the final release date. I’m also the person who does the cover art for the books, so that has to be factored into the time delay. Worse case scenario, the release for Breathe Out will be scheduled the following month, September 2015.
I will definitely keep you ladies posted.
Thank you to all of you who have purchased, read and/or reviewed Breathe In. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on Breathe Out.
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