So after a few days with little to no internet, I’m back! Sorry for the inconvenient and sudden disappearance. But fear not, readers! I have returned once more! And I’m back with that promised surprise!
That’s right! I’m pregnant! And that’s why I’m so behind on everything writing related. Now that it’s out in the open, I can finally share some fun stories from the past three months.
First off, I’ve been horribly sick since the start of November. I was in and out of the hospital for a while, and for the most part, I still feel ill when I’m not sitting in a specific way that makes it very hard to focus on writing (mostly because my arms are always falling asleep and my computer won’t stay on my lap).
Because I was so sick, I actually lost my job, which has been hard on us. I’ve been doing a lot of research into paying writing/editing jobs that I can do from home on my own schedule, and I’ve been working on my ACES editing certification to help with that. That’s also been taking away a lot of time from my writing.
I’ve also had little to no energy and focus, which makes everything ten times more difficult. It takes twice as long to do simple things now, like washing the laundry. I’m also super forgetful, which means I often even forget to do things like laundry.
Anyway, this explains why I’ve been so behind on my editing, and why I only planned goals for the first half of the year. But, I do have a deadline for which everything needs to be done, and it’s the beginning of July. Baby isn’t technically due until the 13th (or around there), but I want to give myself more than enough time to do it all since I’m usually falling behind schedule. And unfortunately, my short story and my ACES certification are my top priorities, so sometimes editing Powerful will have to take a backseat.
Now, I have another surprise for you all! Starting on Friday (January 20th at 2 pm PST), the authors of the JL anthology are going to be hosting a party on Facebook!
Join us for the launch party celebrating the publication of our first anthology, From the Stories of Old! Chat with the contributing authors as they share excerpts, answer questions, and discussion various fairy tale-related topics with you, the readers! And don’t miss the opportunity to win a free copy of the anthology!