You probably didn’t even know that I’d left … really, I hadn’t. I just haven’t been in the mood for blogging. What I have been in the mood for, however, is feeling out of sorts and wondering just what exactly I’m doing with my life. I know, the answer is obvious: I’m an author. That’s what I’m doing.
I’m sitting on my chair, typing on my laptop in the most uncomfortable position imaginable. I’m doing it this way because my dog, Conan, is asleep on my lap. He’s been this way lately, but only when I’m at the computer. (If I get up he’ll run for his toy and expect to play.) Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be him.
This last month has been a strange set of weird times for me. I can’t believe that it’s only been 6 weeks since I left my full time job! I have gone back for two days a week, which I have to say I’m really thankful for. It gets me out of the house, up early in the morning, and interacting with people. And my job: to help people find great books to read! Woo hoo!
Then there’s my other job. My mentoring at CWC, trying to pass on my passion for writing and reading to a group of teens. Mostly, I feel as though I’m preaching to the converted. They all seem to love writing, and enjoy reading. I think I’m mostly just there to remind them.
And writing. I’m almost finished my third novel in the Rancour/Pyre series. (I wanted to give the series a name, but I was nixed on that.) The official title of the third book: Dawn. Goth girl teams up with strange boy who can’t die. I’m having trouble not killing all my characters…
Next will be the Rancour graphic novel. Not 100% that this will happen, but it will get written and it looks positive. If you have a moment, comment me on what you think of this idea! Truth is, I’m working at finishing Dawn because I really want to get to work on the graphic novel.
After six weeks, I’m finding a nice routine. It’s looking as though I really did the best thing for me, and by embracing life I’ve found even more opportunities ahead. I truly hope this is the same for all of you as well.