peeking out of the bat cave

Constantly, constantly, constantly, I’m asked, When does your next book come out? ¬†Which I haven’t had an answer to for a really long time. :gum:

And when I hem & haw a bit, it then becomes, You haven’t stopped writing, have you? ūüė•

Answer B: ¬†No, I have not. ¬†(Though I’ll be the first one to admit it’s felt that way¬†more often than not lately. :windy: )

Answer A: ¬†Soon. ¬†No, seriously… ¬†Until recently, I wouldn’t have been able to answer that, but I mean it—soon. :situp:

Believe it or not, my last book came out two years ago. ¬†Yikes! :dizzy: ¬†I’d like to say it’s because I hit the lottery & have been basking on a secluded beach somewhere… ¬†Or took an extended research trip to Scotland to investigate what those handsome lads really¬†wear beneath their kilts.

Unfortunately, the truth isn’t nearly as interesting.

This post originally started out along the lines of “What I Did on My Summer Vacation.” ¬†But it would have had to be more¬†like “What I Did on My Summer/Winter/Summer/Winter Vacation”—& that’s just too much prattling on.

But I really do want to share why it’s been so long since I’ve had Big News to share or a new book out for your reading enjoyment :reading: so I’ll do my best to sum it up via interpretive dance. ¬†Er, I mean a series of (hopefully) amusing GIFs.

Typed The End on my last manuscript for PROJECT: RUNAWAY BRIDE & delivered it to Harlquin Desire on time…

Immediately started wracking my brain for details on the next project…

All good, right?  Except that in the background of my life were a thousand needles being driven into my eyeballs & brain.  It was truly horrendous & drove my writing to a screeching halt while all the Very Bad Things were dealt with.  (Note, this lasted more than a year & drove me absolutely bonkers.)

Slog through all of that. ¬†Deal, deal, deal, since I didn’t have much choice. ¬†And then—blessed relief. :swing: ¬† More than that, after years upon years of house hunting—SUCCESS! :cheer:

But leading up to Moving Day were months & months of packing & ungodly meetings & paperwork. :headdesk:

Then, of course, there was unpacking & settling in…which I am still doing, I’m sorry to say. ¬†I’m going to be at this for years! :butterfly:

Meanwhile, in the peripheral of these life-changing events, some Very Good Things were happening. ¬†Not things I could talk about just yet, & they required some rather saint-like patience from the other parties involved, but still…good stuff. :beehappy:

And now, finally, things seem to be settling down, falling into place, & returning to a modicum of normalcy.  Which means that very soon, I will be able to TELL ALL THE THINGS!  SHARE ALL THE NEWS! :flowers:

Stay tuned…


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  1. Kathleen O says:

    I am glad that your are finally feeling at HOME in your new house…I know it sometimes takes awhile… :cheer:

    • Heidi Betts says:

      Love it here! To be honest, it felt right from the minute I arrived, so there wasn’t much of a learning curve. The unpacking, however, is taking forever. :gum:

  2. Dee says:

    I am always glad to hear that good news will be coming

  3. Sharon Wray says:

    While I’m sorry you had a bad year and a half, I cannot wait to hear all of your good news. I know it will be worth the wait!

  4. Jay says:

    Frankly I am surprised you can hold it in. :giraffe: Lol! Congratulations on whatever it is! ūüėÄ

  5. Kathy says:

    :cheer: I’m looking forward to your upcoming exciting news. I’m glad you’re finally feeling better and settling in to your new house. We moved a year and a half ago andstill have some boxes, packed in the garage. I figure I must not need the stuff that’s in them after all this time ?

    • Heidi Betts says:

      LOL You’re so right. If only I had the courage to hand over all the unpacked boxes to Goodwill or something, but I don’t part with stuff nearly that easily. I have been weeding a bit though, which I consider progress. :swing:

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