July is just around the corner, and that means the clock is quickly ticking down towards the release of Book 3, Running Away With You.  I have had some difficult decisions to make, and I’ve decided to delay the release for now so that I can make some needed improvements.  This is, after all, the final installment in the Running Series and it’s very important to me to get everything just right.  I had chosen the July release date based upon my experience writing books one and two.  Each book took about four months to write and a month to publish.  I used that criteria when determining the release date of the third installment.  However, real life doesn’t work that way – it rarely does.  So rather than push out a book that’s not ready for publication, I’ve decided to slow down, step back, and listen to the voices in my head.  You see, my characters speak to me and if I slow down and truly listen, I can hear them.  They are as real to me as you, my readers, whom I’ve never actually met.  It’s important that I get it right for them, as well as for you.  So with that goal in mind, I am reviewing, revising, and editing – three things I tell my students to do all the time.  And when I’m done, I promise that I will have something I can be proud of, not just something that I pushed out to meet an arbitrary deadline.  Thank you for your understanding and support.


About Suzanne Sweeney

Suzanne Sweeney spends her days sharing her love of reading and writing with youngsters, teaching them the tricks of the trade. Finally, now that her children are grown, she has found the time to take her own advice and put pen to paper, recently releasing her debut novel, "Running Back you You". Always looking for a new challenge, Suzanne now joins the ranks of other Indie Authors searching to find their voice and audience. The "Running Series" is set in her hometown, a small seaside community recently devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Most of the places described in her books are real places and readers are encouraged to visit and patronize all the local businesses. We are all Jersey Strong!

21 responses »

  1. Mary Mooney says:

    Hang it there love, we will be waiting when you are finished. It is not a problem and life and family always comes first. ♥♥

  2. Kim Odaniel says:

    We’re not going anywhere so take your time, and get it were you’re happy with it. We all enjoyed your last two books we can wait for the third. Even if it’s killing me, that I have to wait to know what happened. But still if it’s not right then you will not be happy, and foremost you are the one who has to be happy with it. Especially if you want us to love it. So edit, send to your beta reader, and your editor till you are sure you’re happy.

  3. Kristi Hulsey says:

    I was kind of disappointed to read this and the book not coming out in july! But I am glad your taking your time on it and not just throwing stuff together. Hang in there. Family comes first. Cant wait to see the finished product when its done.

  4. Amy Malek says:

    I will always be wiling to wait for your best work. 🙂

  5. Brenda says:

    Do you have an anticipated release date?

  6. Liza Gudzak says:

    Omg just finished the second book and am anxiously waiting for the release of “running away with you”. I’m in love with the characters and have not been able to put the book down all day..therefore reading it all ine one day… You are a great author..looking forward to the release..

  7. Kady says:

    When is the 3rd book going to be released?

    • Dear Kady,
      I’m finishing it up as we speak. I’m hoping to have it out to you (and everyone else) in about a month. Fingers crossed! Thanks for asking and thank you for reading!

  8. Allie says:

    Looking forward to Book 3! Do you think you would ever do a spin off of the series based on another character? Perhaps Emmy/Adam’s story or Reese’s?

    • Allie,
      Great question, by the way. Now that I’m nearly done with Book 3, Running Away With You, it’s getting hard to say good-bye to these characters who have become such an important part of my life. I am, indeed, thinking about a spin-off. In fact, I already have a name for the new book picked out. But I don’t think the Adam/Emmy storyline has much more life in it, as you will see in RAWY. Reese’s love life is still questionable, so she might get her own book, too. But watch for the introduction of new characters in RAWY who are in my scopes for the next romantic drama. We’ll be able to stay in touch with the entire gang and watch their lives grow over time.

  9. Tiffany says:

    When will book 3 be available on Amazon?

  10. Marie Lubrano says:

    When is the third book coming out. I can’t wait for the release date, do you have one yet.

    • Marie,
      Thank you for your note. I haven’t been able to reply sooner because I had no date to announce. I hope you read today’s blog post which explains things more clearly. Very soon, in less than ten days, I will be sending the book to Amazon and other online retailers.

  11. Jess says:

    Has a date been finalized ?

    • Jess,
      I hope you read today’s blog post. Today is October 19th and I hope to have it ready for you before Halloween. In less than ten days, I will be ready to release RAWY and I hope the wait will be worth it.

  12. Crisy says:

    Any word on the release date for Running Away With You?

    • Crisy,
      I have great news! Any day now, I should have a finished manuscript ready for publication. I’ll be posting an update very soon. Please check back and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

  13. Brenda says:

    We are so excited for the release of book 3! Hopefully soon?

    • Brenda,
      The wait is almost over and the book is nearly ready. As of today, I’m hoping to have it available for sale in a little over a week. I will post another blog with the exact date. Thank you for your patience and support.

  14. Ashley says:

    The running series was probably one of my favorite series to read. However I am getting very annoyed with the fact that we have no information on a new release date to Running away with you. I 100% understand why the first release date was pushed back but no word on the new release is getting discouraging so if you could just give some sort of timeline to when it might be released that would be awesome!

    • Ashley,
      I understand your frustration and I hope you read today’s blog post, which should answer all your questions. Don’t give up on me and don’t forget about Evan and Juliette.

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