This month went by pretty fast for me. I lost track of the days several times, thought it was Saturday when it was actually Thursday. All parts and parcel when your days are just one endless...day.
Some things are getting back to normal, Hubby is slowly returning to work. He’s been doing a great deal of remote work, meetings, emails, and the like. But every week or so he will go into the office for half a day to take care of all the little things he couldn’t do from home.
Myself, I took a much needed break from the pressures of pretty much everything book related. (Sorta) I updated a number of book files to reflect the new series name of Blood Magic and The Gift, Realm Wardens Series.
I worked out a number of different kinks with the website and email system. Newsletter signups will begin again very soon!
I was able to step back and get some perspective for the newest book in Realm Wardens Series, Tor. I created the timeline and detailed out the back stories of all the characters so far in the series and a couple that will appear in Tor and future books.
There are still a couple characters I need to do, but for the most part it’s done. Now I can move forward with a clearer idea of where everyone stands and exactly where they cross paths with each other and major events.
I haven’t been able to move forward with my 100 day fitness challenge. I’ve been experiencing some health issues that have made strenuous exercise difficult. I’ve been having some heart problems. Pounding, hard to breath, which induces coughing which causes extreme light headed and dizziness. I’m seeing a specialist on May 27th and hopefully he can shine a light on what is happening.
It is a bit disconcerting as I’m sure one could imagine.
The rest of this month I need to upload the final revised copies of Mechanical Dragons, Air and Reunion. Not to worry, nothing has been changed. Well except the updated books page reflecting Realm Wardens Series name change. I’ll also be starting back into writing Tor.
I know I promised that every four to five months I would have a new release. But as I’ve been very candid with the events in my life you can understand why there won’t be a release this summer. But I promise you, come hell or high water Tor will release in November!
That’s it for now.
Stay safe, Stay healthy!
Normally at the end of the month I would talk about all the things that I did or didn’t do during the month. Goals I met that sort of thing. I’m not going to do that today.
What I am going to say is that it has been a shit filled month so far and by far one of the most emotionally difficult of my life. I knew that I would miss my sweat Ninja girl, but I didn’t know that I would ache like this.
So I’m certain you can determine on your own what my month has looked like.
The rest of this post I’m going to try to look at the bigger and brighter. (Fake it till you make it, right?) I’m doing some housekeeping with my books, updating a few things in terms of search terms (Keywords), re-writing the book descriptions, you know the super tedious and boring things that go on behind the scenes for a writer.
One thing that will be happening this week is the roll out of the new series name for Blood Magic. Let me clarify, after some researching, that frankly should have been done before I released the books, was that the series name Blood Magic is WIDELY popular. With much debate and deliberation I made the executive decision (honestly I’m the only one making the decisions) I will be rebranding the series.
My thought process at this time is that at this moment there are only two books in the series. The third won’t be released until November. So it is the perfect time. The least amount of impact.
You may now be wondering two things, one how does this affect me if I’ve already bought the books in the series and two, what’s the new name?!
Let me rest your mind and tell you that this change in series name has no impact on the story. If you’ve already bought the books it means you will be among the lucky that have the original copies with the original series name. (They’ll be worth a fortune when I die!) Absolutely nothing about the story will change.
As for the second question. Well not all my banners are ready yet, so I don’t want to spoil the surprise. But once they are ready and I start to roll them out along with the new covers you will be the first to know!
That is the rest of my month. I’m doing my best to keep busy, but I’m not going to lie, my nights are hard.
Stay safe, stay healthy!
I have a tendency to ramble when talking to friends. I figured why not share my ramblings here with you nice people!