I just wanted to give you guys an update of what’s going on lately. I haven’t been around much. I owe you guys a Be With Me scene too (I haven’t forgotten!)
Things are really insane for me right now. I don’t want anyone worrying. It’s not horrible but it is very stressful and time is a very precious commodity these days. Summer just started and I’m having to once again adjust to having all my children home with me in what is usually my work time where I have few if any disturbances. As I’m typing, I have FOUR 11 year olds girls squealing in the back ground, a barking dog and two boys who are literally running for their lives (away from the hoard of 11 year old girls)
I’m a solitary, cave dwelling hermit, so it’s difficult for me to adjust to having people around all the time :)
I obsessed endlessly over Whispers in the Dark. I wanted it to be perfect and in doing so, I was late turning it in. I don’t regret it. Not one bit. I wanted it to be the story that was in my head. I wanted it to be something my readers would love. But the fact is, I’m having to work long nights to catch up on the other projects that suffered because I took the extra time with Whispers. I’m loving Sweet Addiction. I mean LOVING it. This has evolved into a much better story than I could have ever imagined and I refuse to rush it simply because I’m behind. Again, I want it to be a book that I’m proud of and that my readers aren’t disappointed in. If it takes me longer, then that’s what will happen because I refuse to turn in an inferior book just so I can say I’m “caught up”
Because really, being caught up is kind of a fleeting goal for most writers lololol
My summer is just packed. I do a lot with my family. They come first. My daughter is winding up her spring season of select softball. They made a deep run in the state tournament last weekend and this weekend they won the championship just yesterday evening by going undefeated through the entire tournament. It was their last “regular” tournament of the season and a fantastic way to go out. They are now preparing to travel to Florida for the World Series in less than a month.
My daughter and I will be in NYC next week for RWA. We come back a week and then travel to Florida for her week long tournament. We’re back a week again and then off for our family vacation.
So between work, finishing Sweet Addiction and the Colter Christmas plus the promised Be With Me follow up and my family obligations, I’m not going to be around as much as I’d like for the next two months.
But know this. I’m working very hard to give you books that you will love. That’s my absolute goal.
This Fall my schedule lightens considerably and I’ll look forward to being able to hang out with you guys a lot more!