The end for now

Dear Readers,

I would like to start this letter by thanking you all for supporting me and my writing. I cannot express how much I have appreciated all of your kind comments, emails, and contributions through the Kindle during this past year. Every one of you has been a blessing in my life.

I would also like to apologize. I know this project probably hasn't been what you hoped it would be. Things didn't go the way I thought they would either; for starters, when I began writing I was sure I could support myself based off the proceeds from my work, but I never earned more than about $50 in a month through the Kindle. And that is okay. Since beginning in January, 2009, I also moved six times, lived in three different states, was homeless once, worked on an organic farm, spent three months sleeping in a storage closet, edited a full novel, and started my own business. It has been kind of an unruly year, to say the least.

(And that is without mentioning all of the lessons I would learn merely from a literary standpoint as a first time novelist writing a serial novel!)

Even then, I am grateful for everything about this past year, both in the ups and the downs. And while this realization has been maybe a bit too long in coming, I am finally able to admit that, given my circumstances, it just doesn't make sense to keep trying to write Fallout 101 on a week to week basis at this time.

And while that may change (such as, if the small business loan I applied for at the bank goes through), I would like to recommend that all of you who are waiting for a new chapter go ahead and cancel your subscriptions because I cannot possibly say when it will be coming. Again, I am sorry for letting things drag on so long; it just took me all this time to realize that I was terrified to let go and move on with my life. After all, it is hard to stop chasing after a dream once you get going.

However, there is something good at the end of all of this. While I have no way of knowing when the book will be done, I would like to offer a bound copy to each of you once I am able to get it published. (Either through self publishing or a publishing house.) So if you will send me an email at andrew.macauley@live.com with your name (and perhaps a bit about your experience reading my novel?), I will be sure to get in touch with you and get your address as soon as I can mail a copy to you. Of course, I will also give all of you a link to download the book to your Kindle when it is done.

Thank you for being a part of my wonderful and wild adventure. I wish you all the best, and I hope you stop by my website at fallout101.com every now and then for a visit.

Andrew Macauley

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