Friday, October 14, 2011

Just stuff

Hi everyone!
It's been a while since I've posted, and I wish I could say that my time has been spent on productive writing and promoting, but alas, I cannot. Over the past month or so, I've decided to give myself a break.

I think I've been pushing too hard for a while now, and it's starting to take its toll on me. My two works-in-progress are sitting and collecting dust, and while I have ideas that are rolling around in my head, the execution is beyond me right at the moment. I don't want to force it, although maybe I should, just to get back into the swing of things, but I'm afraid if I do, it'll come off as lackluster writing. And really, why not take a break? I've written 5 books in a year and seven months, and it's time to relax a bit and nurture those titles a little. Let's build some anticipation between releases, shall we?

So, I'm taking some time for myself. I've started yoga, and with the exception of today, have felt wonderful. I've also taken to hopping on the eliptical for a mile or so every other day to supplement my yoga routines. I'm on the path to being healthy, and I couldn't be happier.

I've also made the decision to return to school in the spring to get my Bachelor's degree. Education is very important, and I want to be a good role model for my kids. I want to show them that with perseverence and hard work, anything is possible.

We just returned from vacation in the Outer Banks about a week and a half ago. It was fabulous! We had a lovely time and I feel very much rested and rejuvinated since our return. It was wonderful to park my butt on the beach and feel the sand beneath my feet. We didn't really do anything special, but we spent a lot of time playing and that's really all that matters. I barely even logged on to Facebook!

We are also in the midst of a renovation project at home. What started out as a new floor and a new coat of paint has turned into a monster overhaul, but it'll be worth it in the end. I just wish the end was in sight! Mudding and taping and sanding are not my friends, just so you know...

As far as Six Weeks goes, it has been temporarily pulled from sale and will be re-released by Night Publishing in the very near future. I'll let you know more once I know. Deal?

I'd like to thank my readers for their undying and unwavering support of me and my books. The latest, The Storm Within, is dedicated to you, and I hope you enjoy it. It's the first in a series, and once I've gotten back into the swing of things, I'll be finishing up the second in the series. Stay tuned for more on that!

So, I guess that's it. It's been very quiet here and I'm enjoying the peace. I've unplugged a bit and I must admit I'm enjoying stepping back from the hustle and bustle of the online world.

Hugs to all of you. You are a bright spot in my day, and I thank you all for being you.

Jess