Vacation is Over

It’s been over 18 months since we’ve taken a vacation. We’ve had lots of ups and downs in our lives these last 20 months. But we went. We flew from Dallas to Madison, WI to visit our friend’s cabin in a remote part of WI which is mainly Amish. It was beautiful and relaxing. I didn’t want to come home.

But we did. Now, my husband is sick with something, but not sure what. We spoke with the PCP’s nurse on Friday where they mainly asked COVID 19 questions. The only symptoms he had was tiredness and his elbows hurt. He didn’t have any other symptoms. He just feels cold and clammy. He’s running a fever of 101 that goes away quickly when he takes Motrin. Finally, he’ll see the doctor on Tuesday.

But the vacation inspired my desire to keep writing. You know? If it gets published, great! If not? Oh well!

I pray for all of us authors out there that we get our due.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Just when you think things are going smoothly? Wham!

RWA wanted to know why I didn’t renew my membership this year. I’ve been with since the early 2000’s. You can’t make a living being an author anymore. The publishing world is so screwed up…..

Baby Steps

I’m taking positive steps to writing again. Here is my status:

Only books available online are by Blushing Books. All the others, the rights have been returned to me.

I have three new ones that are unedited and am in the the process of composing the fourth one which is a Billionaire Series.

Looking into self publishing or perhaps a House that would be interested in my works.

I’m working my way out of the depression I’ve been in since SuperNova Indie shut down.

Adjusting to my husband working from home. We have good days and bad days.

Wishing for a vaccination for the virus. I now have quite the wardrobe of masks. But it’s so uncomfortable to wear them in the Texas Heat. Ugh!

Determination

This has been a trying time for all of us. Learning how to comprehend the new normal and be sane. My writing has suffered because of it. Other things seem to take priority so at the end of the day, all I’ve done is nothing.

It doesn’t help that the publishing world is in shambles. Authors are not getting paid what they used to and trying to get books published is next to impossible. I need to be ten people at once. Author, editor, marketing, payroll…

But for my sanity, I need to start writing again. I need to discipline to set so many hours a day to my craft. I’m comparing it to my earlier career of music. Practice makes better.

I pray everyday for better times. May God bless.

Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to my husband and all of the other Fathers out there.

Also, Happy Father’s Day to those in Heaven as well. Miss you so much!