I bet y’all have been wondering where I disappeared to.
I took some time off from writing original work. That isn’t to say that I haven’t been writing. In fact, I’ve written over 500,000 words so far this year! But they haven’t been publishable words. However, they have definitely been an exercise in learning more about fluidity of word choice, how to plot, character creation (and using quick, broad strokes to create strong side characters or backstory). I’ve done a lot of work this year, and I hope it has paid off as I move forward and get back into the business of writing.
In other news, not only have I been writing like a madwoman, I’ve also been training crazy hard for tae kwon do, and am approaching my black belt test (next May, and yes, I will tell you everything about it when it happens, with video, I hope). I have been dealing with my son starting middle school, and my daughter being in high school and starting to look at colleges. Life is change, and it is constantly chaotic and stressful and wonderful, all at once.
But yes, I am back, and with luck, I’ll get back into some regular posts, starting with some news coming up soon.
I’m also going to change up my format a bit, and indulge in my fannish side on occasion. Don’t expect fanfic; that’s not what this blog is for. But you can expect discussions of things I love, both from the fannish and from the taking-that-apart-to-learn perspectives. Yes, real live authors are fans too, and my tastes are all over the place musically, book-wise, artistically, TV & movie-wise. It could be a roller coaster and confusing, but hopefully you’ll put up with me.
Welcome back to those who’ve stuck with me while I’ve been silent, and welcome to those who are newly following me either here or on Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook. You are all incredible people, and I hope to not just talk to you, but interact with you. Please feel free to send me email, drop me an Ask on Tumblr, tweet at me, or contact me in any way.
Stop back in tomorrow, and I will catch you up on the status of my professional life!