So, the good news is, things have finally calmed down enough that I’m trying to dust off and get back to writing. The bad news is that Amazon decided to block the first two things I tried to release, which were the Omnibus editions of Hypnotic Condition and Crystal Rapture.
My theory is that it’s because I’m trying to change around my author name, and that they’re basically accusing me of copying myself (even though my old name is still listed as an Author). In usual Amazon style, there is almost no information about why they blocked the title, leaving me to guess what happened, only this time the email notification of the block included language that my account could be terminated if I submit more material with the same problems. Because of this, I’m hesitant to try again in case they’ve suddenly decided that something else is the problem.
I’ve got an email in now asking for at least more detail about the category of the issue, but we’ll see. If they don’t respond with more info, I’ll probably go ahead and try releasing under just my old author name and going from there (maybe just only release truly new stuff under Amy Sadal, but I want people who don’t read this to follow the switch).
Either way, that managed to zap my motivation to almost zero. If things get resolved today or tomorrow, I’ll start working again, but that’s going to be at the top of the list. Once things do get moving, I’m planning on writing the third part of On Call, finishing the first part of Soft Bots, and working on something else, but I’m not quite sure what yet (I have a couple new stories I want to write, but some part of me also wants to either keep going with Hypnotic Condition, or maybe further Spell Bound in a story line that came to me during the break).
Either way, I appreciate any patience, and feel free to raise your fist at Amazon for their obscure rejection schemes for me.