I have not been nearly as attentive on this site as I would like.
Work has been insanely busy.
My kitchen still isn’t done. Not being able to use a stove, sink or dishwasher adds a whole new level of stress, especially as we’ve been without them for over thirteen weeks. There has also been an insane amount of stress dealing with contractors. Like when they put our island in crooked, or when they put the cabinets in at the wrong height.
This all hit after a delay in Seducing the Ice Queen because of some vision issues between myself and the cover artist.
Something had to give.
First, it was presence on social media.
Then it was sleep, because I wasn’t doing that anyway with the stress.
Then it was this blog.
Then it was the writing itself.
On a side note, I am lucky in so many other ways.
I am healthy. My family is doing well. We are all safe and together. With the California wildfires still in my thoughts, Sandyhook, and the like, I’m reminded I do have a lot to be grateful for.
And yes, I am slowly getting back into writing. My creativity has taken a beating, but I’m developing some new characters that may make an appearance in future books. Even if they don’t, the exercise of creating them is helping to bring back some of the joy and alleviate some of the stress.
As long as you all aren’t too mad at me for being a bit absent, the worst thing that may come of this is a delay in releasing Knight of Valor.
Well, if you exclude the mess that is my kitchen!