Just Keep Swimming

Sorry for my lack of updates. I’m trying to do better!

Things are still in turmoil at Samhain. For the foreseeable future, I’ll be self publishing. My current series are tied up through 2022 and while I could self publish them, I don’t know that I want to continue series that are tied up elsewhere and in doubt. Though let me be clear – Samhain has always paid on time and continues to meet its obligations. The whole “we’re closing” but now “we’re not closing” thing has shaken my trust. And I don’t submit books to places I can’t trust. I certainly don’t trust working with a publisher who fired all its editors.

I’m still in a funk and needed a change. Something to keep me going when I’d really rather just play a game or watch a Royals game.  So I took up a prompt again this year in the BDSM GoodReads group challenge “Kink in Ink.” It’s slow going, but I am at least working a little and getting some words. It’s different and a small way I can give back to a group that welcomes authors and readers of BDSM fiction with open arms.  If you’re not a member of the group (where it’ll be offered for free through December), and assuming the story doesn’t suck, I’ll make it more widely available next year.

Alas, I haven’t spent time learning game programming lately.  I have a good direction – I just need to do it.  I still am interested in pursing a romance novel game – but since I haven’t felt much like writing, it’s hard to work on a novel game.

That Man and I are headed to KC this weekend for a Royals game.  My first in probably 30-40 years.  I don’t remember much about the only other game I saw as a kid, other than it was tied 0-0, went into extra innings, and we lost.  The kids are staying at home with Grandma, and we’re spending two nights in a hotel.  Supposedly That Man has agreed that I can and should write on this getaway weekend.  We’ll see if that goodwill continues once we’re actually there!

I also took the next two days off, and will plan to get some work done. Word by word.

Just keep swimming.

 

2 thoughts on “Just Keep Swimming

  1. I’m so excited for you to see a Royals game! Dad and I really did have fun, much to my surprise. And I don’t even like baseball!

    You’re gonna have a blast, and I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you get to write unharassed. *grin*

  2. It sounds like the situation with Samhain just keeps getting more frustrating! I hope that they settle everything soon; I also hope that they either agree to let you self-publish other works in the series they published, or find someway to regain your trust, since I would love to see more of my favorite characters. In the meantime, I’ve been enjoying rereading them, and trying out your new story under the pen name. It was different, but still quite enjoyable; I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. I’m glad you’re still able to find your muse and the drive to write, and hope that the outside stressors will fade soon.

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