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Monday, December 07, 2015

Christmas Story 2015…and an Atomic Facepalm!

Greetings, Readers! {Author salutes sheepishly} So, you've probably already noticed the discrepancy in the polling results. At the close of the poll, the votes showed the Mash Up story as 5 votes ahead.

And yet, here's Mr. Author claiming that the Cat/Anne Pirate Story won. So HOWWZZZAT work? Well, it's a simple and vexing matter of me counting chickens before they did'st hatch.

I checked the vote on Thurs and once on Friday, and the pirate story was in the lead rather comfortably. And I was very, very glad because I've already poured a ton of work into that story. And I was actually afraid because, if any of the others won, I wouldn't have time to finish by Christmas or even (like last year) New Years!

So, imagine my shock and horror when the Mash Up was victorious! So there I am, feeling much like a world-class donkey. Awwww Hee!

{Insert Atomic Facepalm Here}






So, after much thinking, I've decided on the only course I can complete on time: Cat and Anne's new Pirate Adventure. To those hoping for the mash up, I most sincerely apologize. But, as a little concession, I am going to scatter characters from my other books throughout the pirate story. So, it will kind of become both Isle of (something) and a Mash Up.

These will be cameo appearances, so don't expect Alastair Coldhollow to swing down onto the deck to slash the story's villain. But...he might appear as a deck hand. LOL

Anyway, please forgive me for the major GOOF. Since I've already gotten a good start, I'm hoping to have the new story out by Christmas Day!

Never alone.

23 comments:

Estes Family said...

I look forward to reading it. Merry Christmas

Trista Vaporblade said...

As crazy a goof-up as it is, I'm super stoked to read the pirate adventure! =D Thanks for being willing to give us a story for Christmas to being with!

Sarah said...

Heh. I'm happy with more Cat and Anne- very much looking forward to it. :D

Gillian Bronte Adams said...

Always a pleasure to read another pirate adventure! Missed out on the voting, but this is what I would have voted for. :)

Brionna Wheaton said...

This sounds even better than either separately...a Cat and Anne mashup...the two I wanted most together. Lovely. So excited for this!! :D

Anonymous said...

I agree! My two favorites! Thank you WTB!

Lyll said...

Mr. Batson, thank you so much for writing this! I am so excited to read it, and I know whatever you write will be fantabulous!

Lauren said...

I'm definitely looking forward to this. The Isle series is my second favorite series from WTB (the Berinfell Prohecies being my first favorite ).
Thank you so much for writing these, Mr. Batson!

Anonymous said...

Anne and Cat are some of my favorite characters! I can't wait to read it! :) Merry Christmas to you!
Kaylee

Emmarayn Redding said...

Aw, don't feel bad! Of course, I'm one of those who voted for Cat and Anne, so I'm not one to talk. ;D I really look forward to reading your story! Good luck, and Merry Christmas.

Mary Horton said...

Ooh, can't wait for more pirating adventures with Cat and Anne. (Some of my favorite characters you wrote, by the way!) Any book that you write is sure to be nothing short of fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Dear, Mr. Batson,
Like many of your faithful fans, I am on pins and needles waiting ever so patiently for your story to come out. But as 2015 has come and gone I'm now starting to worry that something has happened to you. My mind is beginning to race with wild explanations of what might have happened. Are you trapped in a dragon's cave? Have you been transported to another land where wifi doesn't exist? Has your PC been eaten by one of Falon's wild offspring? Whatever the reason, I hope that you are safe and doing well.
Yours truly,
Ryleigh

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to reading the story! Still waiting. I hope all is well with you and nothing has happened to you. Never alone! :) God bless.

~K.M.

Glade said...

I only just read about the story, and I hope I can read it! I assume it hasn't come out yet? This is so exciting!!

Marie said...

I love your books and am looking forward to reading your next story! God Bless!

Lindsay Lockwood said...

I have a (fanart) painting I'd like to share with Mr. Batson. Where should I send/post it? I don't have a FB account.

WayneThomasBatson said...

Hi, Lindsay! Kind of you to offer. You could send it to my email address. It's on this blog's sidebar, just below the Sky Riders banner ad. Thank you! I can't wait to see it.

Lindsay Lockwood said...

Ah! Thank you very much. :) I didn't know where to find the email.

Anonymous said...

Hmm...
Well, he still has wifi...
-Mikayla

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr. Batson! I hope 2016 has had a wonderful start for you. Like many others, I'm super excited to read your story as well as DSA book 3 (called Mirror of Souls?)! Do you have an estimated/hopeful time of publication for either the Christmas story or DSA 3?

Thanks so much!
Claire

WayneThomasBatson said...

I'm hoping to finish Isle of Stars during this SNOW vacation I've been given. Looks like we'll be out a while, so I'm trying to wrap up. Mirror of Souls, likely ready by Summer. That's my hope anyway!

Anonymous said...

Great!! Thank you Jesus for several feet of snow! Stay warm, Mr. Batson. :)

-Claire

Lindsay Lockwood said...

That's awesome! Can't wait!
You should write a book called Isle of Thunder. :)