Greetings and Salutations! Happy Holidays! What’s up?
It’s been awhile. I realize that. I haven’t had much to report. I’m still working on Frayed, which was gonna be out this fall, and then this month, and…welp, it’s not finished yet. I even did NaNo in some dumbass attempt to yank it out of me. Guess what? SWB doesn’t work that way. (But she does, apparently, call herself SWB in the third person like a douchette.)
I’ve been having a bit of a hard/weird/new/whatevs time of it lately. I got divorced, I lost a bunch of weight, I became a person who lifts weights and runs, I redecorated my entire house, I hired a nanny I can’t afford, I got a new boyfriend who has three kids, I bought a hot tub and couldn’t figure out how to do the chemicals right and gave myself a staph infection. I went to New York for the first time since I was fifteen and saw a Broadway show. I’m headed to the New Adult Sleepover Weekend in Savannah this weekend to meet writer friends from all over the US in person, and eat biscuits. All the biscuits.
So, writing. I’ve been doing it…sometimes. I’ve been thinking about it constantly.
Penny’s stories are still in here. And Brynn’s. And dozens of others that I can’t seem to sit down and focus on.
It’s not like being alone with myself is difficult. I just have a problem being still now. I can’t even relax enough to sit down and watch a TV show.
I’ve kind of become a different person over the last year, but I remain a person who loves writing. I just have to figure out how this version of me gets things done. What motivates me now to get my butt in my chair every day?
My goal for December is to start small. I’m going to finish and publish the two short stories I’ve had sitting on my computer since this time last year. When those are completed, I’m going to update the back matter on all of my books. I’m not sure that the folks who are finishing the Zellie books even know that FOUND exists and is related.
All of my stories that were in KDP Select will be off by the end of January, so I’ll put those up everywhere again and box set them. (If you like Contemporary Erotic Romance and haven’t read any of my Reina Stowe stories, they’ll all be free on Amazon sometime between tomorrow and January 25th. Keep an eye out for that.)
What I ask of you all is this: please give me a little understanding.
I know you want to read Frayed NOW. What kind of asshole author writes a cliffhanger like that and then doesn’t deliver the next book immediately?
And I’m sorry.
We’ll all be happier when I publish a decent book, though, instead of the hurried, scattered mess that Frayed is at the moment.
Thanks for bearing with me while I have a mid-life crisis/find myself/rock my suburbanite vision quest/recover from hot tub folliculitis.
Love you guys! You’re the tits.