I didn’t think when I first started going through my books that it would mushroom into a 6-month-long massive project with more still to come. I guess I hadn’t been aware how buried the books had been in incorrect marketing, misleading covers, wrong genres, and the like. Plus, the website and social media presence needed an overhaul as well. I’ve joined a number of writer groups on FB that I hadn’t been in before, just as a prelude to doing more, and I've really enjoyed it.
Going through all my books has changed them so much that it makes me feel overloaded to realize I’m only about halfway through. (Staggers under weight of huge stack of books. Totters. Reels to a chair. Collapses as books thud all over me.) I’ve been working over my laptop for such an extent for so many months that I have neck and shoulder pain. I spent half of yesterday with a heating pad. Of course, my own books and website aren’t the only things I’ve been working on, but still . . . just to show this has been a serious, serious task.
The Prince’s Ball is still the elusive goal for end of the year, who knew it would take so long to get there? (reaches for the goal . . . can do it . . . can do it.) Now I’m in the midst of all the old “Valley stories” material and working on turning Alyce into a Palladia novel and Victoria into a separate book. It’s been wonderful to work through everything and I have to say this has been a marvelous year. An almost literally typing-until-I-drop year. But wonderful.
And there will be more updates.
Singing, dreaming, telling stories . . . I live surrounded by cultivated fields that rapidly give way to wild flowers, wild plants, and wild life. I love to write more than I love to read, but nothing equals a book that draws me in to find its story. Most recently publication: A Year with the Harrisons, a contemporary coming of age about three sisters, country life, and music. Next year's publication: Temmark Osteraith, a futuristic fairy-tale adventure.