That is a good question! And the answer is: busy. A lot has happened since my last post. I had big plans for where the website was taking me, and then the worst thing that can happen to a writer with big plans happened: I got burned out, bad. For 2-3 weeks I couldn’t even write. When I was finally able to write again, I couldn’t even think about marketing without high stress and near panic attack taking me, so I avoided it and just kept to writing. Slowly I came out of it until now. There are still a few things I won’t touch yet, but my spark is back! And I’m determined not to let it happen again. Therefore, when I feel myself starting to burn out, instead of pushing ahead like nothing is wrong, I’m going to slow down. (I should point out that my day job adds a lot of stress to my life, and any book stress just adds to that and overwhelms me).
In the meantime, I’ve had several book releases! If you haven’t followed me on social media about these releases, let me tell you about them! “First Christmas” released last July, which is when the burn out started. “Cookie Christmas” released last November, followed by the long awaited “Redemption” in January. “Freedom” releases in two weeks and a new favorite, “Gargoyle’s Kiss”, is scheduled for release next month.
The Weregal Chronicles first trilogy got a cover makeover and I love the new covers! I participated in a few author signings in my hometown of Hale, MI last year, and we’ll see if I can fit one in this year! My hometown is very supportive and I can’t thank them all enough. I was also able to attend an author event in Kalamazoo, MI in the fall, The Great Lakes Book Bash, and this time I went as a reader with my sister, Melanie. We had so much fun meeting and getting to know so many great authors.
Well, I think that’s all the big news for now. I’m going to update everything before I leave the site (I hope). I’ll be back again soon!