This book was a long time coming. I really struggled to get it out there into the world. Mostly because writing isn't my full time gig, so it was at odds with other aspects of my life. Once I got into a routine, and found ways to navigate the roadblocks and other demands on me, things got easier. Don't ever let anyone tell you that writing novels is easy.
Once the book was done, and we got the final version of the manuscript complete, I then turned my attention to the layout and art. Only doing complicated things, like doing the internal layout of a book, once every year makes them so much harder than they would be if I did them regularly. I am still such a novice at the writing part, let alone trying to manipulate images and making covers. Still, I muddled and bungled my way through it, and I am very glad I did so.
So, if you have picked up a copy of Flayed, thank you for reading. Thank you for contributing to the story that rolls around in my head. Just you reading it means that I am not alone in the story. We share this journey together. That is, quite frankly, amazing.
Please, enjoy the story. If I make you feel one real emotion for these characters or their situation I feel like I have done my job. Hopefully it can happen more than once. I promise that I will do my very best to get you the next part of the story faster than the last.
Happy new year.