The thing about life is that it is a constant series of ups and downs. You think it might be like the Boston Marathon, where once you’ve climbed Heartbreak Hill you get a lovely downhill slide, but it’s not. The hills can be steep, and the valleys can be low, and you get to periodically cavort among the clouds before you fall over again. And the downhills aren’t always something to look forward to.
Yes, I do have a point here. I promise.
Life, lately, has been chaotic. I’ve spent a lot of time writing, but not on projects that I can sell. There’s another post coming on that concept later (particularly as round 2 of CampNaNo is about to begin in two days). I’ve spent a lot of time running my kids around to their activities, not to mention running myself around to my own activities. I’ve been struggling to keep up with a (somewhat vaguely) clean house, eating properly, a hectic social life, not to mention the day job (which has had some big troubleshooting snags in the past month). Yes, I have a day job… I wish I didn’t have to have one, but medical insurance and money for my kids to go to college is a required element in life. But as I’m slogging up that mountain of frustration, I keep getting little bits and blurbs of hope and happiness.
Like the release of Timeless from Pugalicious Press!!
This has me dancing excitedly. It’s my first YA publication, which means I am Finally Really Doing It. Next stop: find an agent, right?
Timeless is an ebook anthology of short stories of YA romance that take place throughout history. My own piece is slightly steampunk set into the Victorian era, and tells the story of how Roland meets Will. I don’t want to spoil the story, so I won’t say much more other than it includes clockwork technology AND magic (because I love cross-wiring my genres).
Today I was interviewed by Kip Wilson Rechea, another author in the anthology. Please stop over to read the interview on her blog and take a chance on winning a copy of the anthology! Also, next week I will be interviewing J.R. Sparlin here on this blog, and I will be giving away a copy of the book as well.
I’m sure, by now, you see my point: don’t give up. The slog up the hill is worth it, because the view is amazing when you get there.