What am I up to?

Greetings, Champions! Just a quick update today as I’m a bit short on time, but I wanted to bring everyone up to speed!

A lot of Champions have been wondering what I’m doing now in August, AKA are asking if I’ve started King Arthurs yet. Unfortunately…I have not. About once a year my brain decides “No. If I write one more sentence about magic and fantasy, I am going to shut down and begin reciting lyrics of all the songs you hate.” (This includes insanity-inducing music like Never gonna give you up.) To combat this I usually write a non-fantasy story for a few weeks to give my mind a break. That’s what I’m doing for the next two weeks, actually. I’m basically having a writing get-away.

I do this because I love my stories, and I don’t want them to be forced. So, to keep my passion going, it’s really in my best interest to play around every once in a while. I’m hoping to eventually publish this particular story that I’m working on, but it will probably be a long ways off because in September the next King Arthurs book and Sleeping Beauty are going to top my priority list.

So, if I’m only going to work on this non-fantasy story for two weeks, what I’m I doing for the last stretch of August? I’m going on vacation! Woohoo! This will be the first major trip I’ve gone on in a while, so I’m really looking forward to it. Obviously during that time I’ll be unable to answer comments and reply to emails, so I’ll post right before I leave. I am a little nervous as this will be the first time since I became a full-time author that I’ll be completely cut off from the internet for a significant length of time. Hopefully I won’t get Champion-separation-anxiety, but I’m not making any promises.

In the meantime I have to express my thanks. Some of you old-time Champions have been picking up the slack and answering a few comments that I haven’t had the chance to get to–whether it’s directing someone to the Timeless Fairy Tale timeline, or just chatting about books. Thank you! When I write it’s really hard for me to stay up to date with my website, so I really appreciate it when you bring the newer Champions up to speed!

Finally, I wanted to say thanks to: Sacha, Deanna, Hollie, and Sydney, who sent me some letters when they mailed in their envelopes to get a Heart of Ice postcard. You guys are so sweet, and the absolute best! Thank you!

That’s all for today. I hope you guys are doing well, and have a lovely week. Thanks for reading, Champions!

8 comments on “What am I up to?

  1. I’m so glad you are taking a break. Everyone thinks that authors just sit around and do nothing, but writing is HARD. (I am starting to write my novel, so I can relate) Thank you for your sacrifice for our sake😋

    Where are you going on vacation?

    Your Champion,

    Lizard of Oz

    • I’m blessed because I genuinely enjoy writing my stories (I get super obsesssed with them and make Myrrhlynn listen to me rattle on for hours) but that’s also how I can tell when something is wrong and I don’t want to write. Thankfully, I can tell this “just-for-fun” book is doing it’s job and has me chortling over my own dorky sense of humor again. 😉 Good luck with your novel! Sticking to it and finishing it is very hard, so don’t lose to discouragement. You can do it!

      • Thanks. Sometimes I write little funny stories to take a break from, like you are right now.

        P. S. Who is Myrrhlynn?

      • Jessa is right on! Myrrhlynn is my sister, and she’s my cover-artist and almost always is the first person to read my books–even before editors touch them–so she can get started on the covers. 🙂

  2. I think this whole post defines why you are becoming even more well read and loved. Be safe & have a pleasant trip by car, plane…or boat. Ha! 🙂

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