Monday, July 15, 2013

Accidents and Release Dates

Getting into a traffic accident can make you question a lot of things. Getting into a hit-and-run makes you question a lot more.

I drive a scooter - it goes up to 55 mph, though I never drive it that fast. I typically take side streets home from work (I live 1.3 miles away from my place of employment). I figured if I were to get into an accident on a side street going 20mph, the likelihood of walking away from the accident is higher than on the main road. 

That's what happened. I walked (limped? hobbled? crawled? all of the above...) away. The other driver, who ran the stop sign and caused me to eat pavement, drove away. 

So, how does this affect Hipstopia? It doesn't. Thankfully, I finished all the prep work before the accident happened (on Thursday). It will still be released on schedule: Monday, July 22 (so soon!).

Does this change other release dates? Probably. I haven't really been in the mood to write. I'm trying to stay positive, looking at all the people who stopped to help me instead of the person who drove away. But it's hard not to be angry and frustrated. Even though physically I'm on the mend, it still hurts that someone was willing to leave me literally lying and bleeding in the street. Eventually my emotions will manifest themselves in my writing, but right now I haven't been feeling too creative.

I hope any of you who were looking forward to The Unanswerable will forgive me for pushing back the tentative release date. I'm excited to get back to a sense of normalcy. And I hope that I will find my muse again soon. Until then, I'm going to be kicking butt on The Last of Us and reading a heck of a lot. 

If any of you have a PS3 handle, I would love to add you!

Also, today is the last day to enter to win a paperback copy of Hipstopia on goodreads.

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Hipstopia by R. A. Desilets


by R. A. Desilets

Giveaway ends July 17, 2013.
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