It’s been a while since I posted last. I’ve moved (twice!), got a great job (and left it to become an entrepreneur, both as a reseller and to focus on my writing) and am editing a work in progress, not to mention writing the rough draft of a new book. Whew! Part of me wonders what normal people do- work, help the kids with homework, household chores, fall into bed when they’re beyond exhausted and start the process all over again the following day?
This blog– if all my hopes, dreams and crazy scheming become reality– will be undergoing some changes in the future. For one, I’m working on nitty gritty women’s fiction at the moment. I love reading thrillers and mysteries and anything that’s a psychosocial mind f***, but I also love a Happily Ever After (HEA, I’ve come to learn) more than anything. After being a social worker for over a decade where I saw and heard some of the most heartbreaking truths, I want some more HEAs in my life.
I’m on hiatus at the Oregon Coast for the next couple of months and loving it here. It’s gorgeous and ping pings between being 65 and sunny and storming with high winds and the temp doesn’t get above 35. It’s a great place to decompress and to focus on writing. Walking along the ocean every day and watching the sun set over the crashing waves most nights (when the sky isn’t a blanket of black clouds) is also pretty amazing.
I’m learning Spanish and how to
fly crash a drone. It reminds me of all those stories where a character sequesters themselves off in a cabin or house swap or cave and learns about themselves, coming out the other side a better person. It’s like I’m in a cocoon! As long as it doesn’t turn in a Misery situation, I’ll be happy (thank God that Stephen King’s mind doesn’t control my life)!