Okay, so you may have noticed I’ve been MIA for a couple of weeks. Truth is, life just happened. Like every other person on the planet, I need to deal with life as it comes. And the fact is, the things that have been going on in mine, in particular the day job, have sapped me emotionally. That coupled with no desire to write (I think, from a wee bit of burn out), and I went quiet. I didn’t have anything to say, so I didn’t say anything. I focused on some other areas in my life, have been knitting like crazy…and watching movies and reading books. Doing all the things that I push aside when I’m in full-on author mode. So it’s been good, and I’ve been happy. Quiet, but happy. (at least when I’m not at the day job, that is)
And I haven’t even been worried that there has been no story in my head. Which is a new and novel experience for me. Not only not having something going on in my head, but not being worried about it. I worry about everything, it’s who I am, and so to be all “I don’t care” about not having a story playing in my brain was kind of nice. I joked and teased that I was giving up writing for good, so I didn’t have that pressure in my life, but we all knew that I wasn’t serious…even when I claimed to be. A writer’s got to write, and I am that.
But over the last couple of days, things have shifted in my head. Slowly and surely, a new character has emerged. He’s beautiful and a bit broken. He’s got a big heart and some scars. And he wants to find his forever man. Just this morning, I may have gotten a glimpse of who that man is.
I’m not rushing into anything. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to take the rest of the year off, and I still might do that. But knowing me, as the story coalesces, I might start putting things on the page.
I think the interruption may be coming to an end.
In the meantime, I’ve been working on edits for Love at Roades End, which comes out in February (and I CAN NOT wait to show you the cover on that!) and will soon start edits on Something Like Peace. So there’s still stuff in the pipeline, and things to look forward to. I’ll share more details as they become available, so watch this space for news! And! Flash fics will start again this week, and go about continuing on as they have been. I’m slowly getting back in the saddle..and remembering how comfortable it is for me to be there.