I’ve avoided writing this post for a long time. Months, actually. But that’s what I do – when things get tough my inner introvert comes to the rescue.
Thing is, though, you guys are my people. You ‘get’ my books, which means you ‘get’ me – and you deserve to know what’s going on in my world.
In a word: carnage.
2017’s going to go down as one of ‘those’ years for me; the sort where you think “just fast forward me already”. I’ve had a LOT of personal stuff going on – and no, I won’t go into details, but suffice to say that’s why you haven’t heard from me. I’ve been up to my eyeballs in it. Still am.
On the upside, it’s perfect writing fodder and you can bet it’ll be good for my books in the long run. Short term, though – it’s disastrous!
As I mentioned a few months ago, I’ve gone back to full time teaching – which I love, but it’s seeing me burn much midnight oil as I get myself back up to speed. And that’s midnight oil that used to be dedicated to writing.
This, combined with other personal stuff, means my focus is necessarily elsewhere. I’ve given myself permission to pause this year and get used to my new normal. Life interferes with our plans, right?
But I miss writing. More than I can describe, actually. And I feel like I’m letting you, my readers, down – especially since the sequel (yes!) to A Heat Of The Moment Thing is still unfinished and languishing in my laptop . . . on scrawled notes to myself . . . in my head . . .
Anyways, that’s me. 2017 has changed me – but I’m still here, I’m still passionate about life and above all I’m very thankful for all the positives.
YOU are one of my positives.
PS Thanks so much to those of you who take the time to send emails and Facebook messages. You’ve no idea how uplifting it is for an author to know their books are touching readers’ lives.
PPS I’ll let you know when the sequel to AHOTMT is eventually done – and its release price will be super-cheap as a thank you for being there