I visited Sybil’s blog and learned that Lisa Valdez has updated her website to confirm what readers have already known in that there isn’t a set publication date for her two follow-up novels: Patience and Primose. I have no clue as to why it is taking Ms. Valdez so long to finish what she has started. It is obvious that many readers like me found her first book, Passion, a good enough novel to have us excited in reading the two books to follow.
I guess what really bothers me is the not knowing. I don’t need specifics but a line or two would be nice in letting your readership know that you’re still alive and despite the fact that your book is 2 years past due, you’re still working on it. I think the lack of communication is what frustrates me the most. People would be more patient if the author would just say that personal life has interfered with her work (if that is the case). Just to disappear and leave your website outdated annoys your fans. Well, it annoys me as I can’t speak for anybody else. I appreciate the update but it really tells me nothing and confirms only what many have already surmised. [shrug] I wish her good luck with her success in writing but she has pretty much lost me as a reader. Yes, I am fickle like that.