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? 😥
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 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:
Happy Sunday, everybody!
I am in such a good mood this week, positively bursting with blessings & gratitude, & I can only hope the rest of you are feeling the same. Are you ready to share all the great stuff going on with you this week? :butterfly:
As for moi, I AM HAPPY that I finally know what’s really going on with my right knee. Yes, it involves surgery to repair torn meniscus, drain fluid, & even out some roughness on part of the bone that’s been damaged, but even all of that is better than limping around for years not knowing what’s going on & if it will ever end. :gum:
I AM HAPPY that—even with the knee issue—I’ve managed to get back to the Torture Cycle much more regularly over the past week. (The doctor said the damage to my knee is done; regular activity isn’t going to cause any more problems, & he’ll fix it all while he’s in there. :situp: )
And on the Torture Cycle, I AM HAPPY to be watching The Wolverine. It’s been a while since I’ve seen anything X-Men-related or even anything with Huge Jackman in it. And now I’m wondering why the heck I let it go so long! I’ve always had a rather large crush on Wolverine (even back in his pre-Jackman animated days, I’m a little embarrassed to admit), but have you seen this man lately? He spends a lot of time shirtless & wet in this movie, & I couldn’t be happier. :beehappy:
Finally, I AM HAPPY that my knee surgery is already scheduled for the first week of June. I know what’s going on, what’s going to happen, & the wheels have been put in motion to get me all set up for the procedure. You wouldn’t think I’d be so eager to go under the knife, but I really am. The sooner I get it done, the sooner the pain will stop, right? And also the sooner I can get my first injection of whatever lubricant or foam they use to cushion the bones & re-build the cartilage; they don’t do that until two months after the surgery, but I’m guessing it’s really going to help, so I can’t wait for that, either. :swing:
Your turn—what has you smiling this week? What’s making you feel blessed? :flowers:
Take a minute to share your happiness & gratitudes with us so we can all say Thank You together! :alice: