How are y'all doing? I need to be more consistent with posts, not just the installments!
I've been going through edits on the first two Leopard's Spots books...scary how much slipped past us the first time they were pubbed. The books will be rereleased starting August 1st, and hopefully we tied up things we missed this time around.
I haven't written anything besides the installments. I need to finish revising the Calendar story into a shifter one, and I think the other shifter story I'd started here, Metamorpheses, is going to be the second book in the Calendar series. I'll have to revise it and finish it. I stopped not very far into it. So if I can finish that, and the Jasper Soul, which I left off needing a chapter and an epilogue, then hey, that'd be great.
However, I'm signing up to go back to college and finish my Bachelor's. I wasn't far off from having it, and I think heading toward work in the medical field is going to be my wisest choice. Authoring has stopped paying a livable wage for a lot of us, and that was the case even before I started writing so much less. I don't think, even putting out a book a month again, I'll be able to earn enough to pay rent and bills. Could be wrong, but I've lost a lot of readers by not publishing much in the past two years.
Let's see...Oh, I had a fun convo with my first ex today. That one ended in him screaming obscenities over the phone. Whatever. I mean, I left him 25 years ago, so...It seems that he may be speaking to my not yet ex, which is just weird.
I've found a lot of groups in Albuquerque to check into. Naomi and I went to a shaman meeting Thursday, and it was on forgiveness. Very interesting. We'll be attending a different class next week, different type of spiritualism. I love the diversity here.
I am happy, though stressed, and wishing I could write more, but it's not a lack of time that is stopping me. It's something else, and I haven't pinpointed what yet, so I can't address that and fix it. Burnout? Not on the actual writing part, but maybe from some of the other stuff-- industry people screwing us over, hate mail because I wrote a trans character, hate mail because there's not enough sex/I'm a woman/too much sex/not the right characters. Amazon taking over the publishing world. Authors trying to take each other down. All the drama in my personal life.
Man, I just want one big circle of love and support, a safe space for readers, authors, cover artists, editors, etc. *sigh*
Well, I love y'all and hope you all have many, many blessings and lots of love and joy. Thank you to the peeps who've emailed me support, and to those who comment, or just read the posts.