I didn’t want to look at the date of my last post…then I did. Um… its been so long that I’ve moved house twice and finished a whole book series! Add into that already busy mix, returning to work as a recovery room nurse after having a few years break. Lots happening, lots of stresses and joys, but here I am and I’ve promised myself to do a monthly blog about reading, writing, whatever really.
The last time I wrote I’m fairly certain I’d reached a writers block. I knew where my series The A’vean Chronicles was going, but I’d kind lost the main characters voice between books one and three. It was a horrifying realisation and took me quite some time to find her again. I quite literally shelved the book for a good 6 months. Looking back, I would hazard a good guess that it was related to the immense change of returning to work. I was suddenly so much busier than normal and I do remember being very, very tired.
Fast forward to today, and what a week I’ve had with the launch of pre-orders for the final 2 books in my urban fantasy series. This series has become such a part of me. The characters are a part of my everyday conversation, it seems strange to let them go. I’m sure though, I’ll never really let them go. They’ve taught me so much in their creation. Speaking of learning, I’ve had the most marvellous experience since I last wrote. I met some of my fave author friends whom I admire greatly. They have all contributed to my growth as an author by simple encouragement, to being my beta readers, Arc readers, editor and formatter. Such a privilege to learn from those you admire.
In the coming weeks I’ll put together some book reviews to share as well as chat more about the actual release of Allegiance and Redemption. Until then, I’ll keep this short and sweet, lest I ramble which is something I’m rather proficient at.