You’ve probably been wondering why you got more radio silence when Luke was wrapping up. Well, I’ve gotta add myself to the list of Dreamspinner authors leaving the publisher.
Honestly, Luke probably took so long for me to edit because deep down I didn’t know if I wanted to submit it to Dreamspinner. The late payments were stressing me out because my health makes me dependent on my parents, but royalties keep me from being a financial burden to them.
Maybe because I let Dreamspinner know about my health issues and how badly I needed those payments several months ago, I’ve been lucky enough to be paid through the third quarter. It would be easier for me to wait it out longer since I’ve gotten paid vs. the process of resubmitting books or self-publishing that’ll earn decent checks in a year(hopefully), but why should I have to beg for the money I earned? And even if I’m getting paid, the other writers, editors, artists, and translators should be paid too.
Another reason I’ve been quiet is because I didn’t have it in me to speak a civil word on this topic because of authors who felt the need to denounce those who’ve spoken out about the missed payments from Dreamspinner. Being paid 2-3 weeks late has left me at times too anxious to write, but these people can’t even summon empathy for those owed payments for much longer? Is it really that hard to not be a shitty human being? Just… SMDH.
As of right now, I’m still writing, but most of my time has been spent on learning self-publishing. It would have been nice to just start submitting work as soon as my health improved, but that was not to be.
*Sigh* Due to my health, it’s gonna take time to sort out my new writing path, so thank you everyone who’s stuck it out with me this far. Also, good luck to former and current folks dealing with Dreamspinner unless you’ve been an asshole to the ones who don’t have their money. If readers are wondering, it doesn’t matter to me if you still purchase my books right now because I don’t have a timeframe when they’ll be available again.
So for now: