Where Have You Been?

Seriously, where have I been? I’ve been right here. Writing. School. A few tweets, but this website? [Hangs head in shame.]

I feel really bad. I didn’t mean to completely drop off the scene for months, but I have to tell you, it’s been worth it…. because I finished my next book. Yes! It is complete. I sent it out for editing, and just got the file back. I’ve lined an AMAZING cover designer, who is working on the cover right now.

My silence has been productive on the writing end, but not the marketing/media end. This, I now realize, will probably be a battle for me indefinitely. I’ll have to really work at finding a balance between the private writing life and the public author life. You wouldn’t think it would be that hard. I know so many authors who do it well. For me, it boils down to how my mind works. When I’m in writing mode, marketing is hard. When I’m in book release- promotion mode, I don’t write much. Somehow I have to figure out how to do both of these things at the same time.

Plus, I’ve missed out on talking about so many exciting things lately–fun books I’ve read and authors I’ve met and inspiration I got at my recent writers residency. Here is the great residency irony: usually I have excellent cell and Internet service, and I don’t have much to tweet and blog about. I get to residency, and there are all these things I want to tweet and blog about, but I don’t have cell service OR internet. So frustrating.

Now I’m home with cell service and Internet, so I’ll be doing some catch-up posts. First up dates all the way back to May, which is my birthday month. I claimed an office in May and bought my self this cute desk.

There it is. My official author workspace. I. LOVE. IT. Plenty of places to stash my oh-so-many pens and Post-its. I am sitting at this desk right now typing this post. Here is to a new semester, and a soon-to-be released novel! Cheers!

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