This year has been a rough roller coaster. I have wanted to make blog posts for months and all I can muster is what I've posted on TikTok. I have been in a fight of flight sort of position with my kids for too long, I literally couldn't turn my brain to something that wasn't fiction, specifically fantasy. So, here I am, sharing what I can. Like most of you know, I had hernia repair surgery earlier this year, recovery went well, and then towards the end of Summer, a whole bunch of things started happening to my body. Long story short, I figured out I have hypothyroidism. Finally, I'm on a good regimen of medicine and staying gluten free. The kids have been off and on at school or home sick, due to Covid precautions at the school.
Husband went on a work trip and I'm just now getting a moment of peace, after a good long nap, after 7 days of being a single parent to 3 heathens. I'm hoping to finish a script I'm writing in the next few days so I can move on to writing Awaken. It's been a long road regarding Awaken. I have a lot that I want to happen still for Maeleigh and the gang, and it's looking like I will be adding one more book to fit it all in appropriately. Unlike previous years, I probably won't be adding a pre-order for the final book as close together next year. Maybe just Awaken in the Spring and UNKNOWN TITLE in the Winter. I will try my best not to babble here....
Since discovering TikTok my love for reading fantasy has been renewed- Thanks #Booktok. And that's also lit a new fire in my creativeness, and I've been getting a lot of work done on the two projects. But I've decided that I can't focus on Awaken until after I'm done with the script. My brain and body just can't handle the multiple projects like I have in the past.
It's a blow to the ego as well as the bank account as an author. The momentum has been lost with the virus wreaking havoc for moms and dads who have to work and keep kids from killing each other and still make sure they finish their homework. Which means less people are reading and more people are waiting for the next book. I hate that I haven't finished and produced anything other than scripts since February.
One of my goals for the new year, is to start the newsletter back up. It just wasn't possible to keep up with all that was going on in 2021. Something else I'm looking forward to, is sharing the brand-new pop-sockets for phones with Alpha Girl art. I'm working on making it a part of the newsletter subscribers. I'm going to have to make a list of all these things.
Thank you for attending this rambling of thoughts and I hope to have something worthwhile for you all to read in the next newsletter.