There was a time, not too long ago, actually, that I might have flipped out.
Lost my goddamn mind over the email I got last night. Freaked the freak out. Possibly even cried.

When I got it, I stared at it, confused at first.

Then I realized what was going on.

I did what needed to be done, and now I wait, and see how long it takes the validation team to determine if I really did write my book and have legal right to publish.

According to everything I’ve read online, it could be up to a week. Or longer.

It sucks because i have an event on the 2nd of June, and I’d pushed through an update on my Mythical Knights books, changing the covers, for ebook and print, so they all would be gorgeous and new and fancy smancy for this, the first of 2 comic cons I have booked for June.

The Mythical Knights Series by Candice Gilmer

The new cover art of The Mythical Knights series by Candice Gilmer

But for some reason, CreateSpace–who I’ve never had a problem with before–decided that this time, they were going to check validation on my book, Darker Cravings.  So when you go on the vendors, like Amazon, and pull up the Mythical Knights Print Series, you’ll get the old cover, from when Samhain publishing still had the book.

The ebook’s fine. All the Mythical Knights ebooks are listed with the new covers, and look fabulous.

Now I wait.

I wait to find out — while there should not be a problem at all — if the documentation I sent in to prove that, yes, I have every right to print my book Darker Cravings, and receive royalties from that book. And I get to wait and see if my order of print books gets here before the event I have coming up.

You see, that’s the biggest thing. I ordered books. A ton of them for an upcoming event–actually, enough for 2 events in June.

And I may, or may not, have books for the one in early June. The one in late June, I’m hoping, we’ll have this all sorted.

I had purposely waited to publish the changes to the Mythical Knights books until I’d depleted most of my print copies. The timing seemed great.

I had it all planned out.

And then, poof, not…

But I see where I’m a different person, because, really, what am I going to do? Freak out? Try to? Nothing I can do right now, just gotta let the dice roll and see what happens.