Thursday, April 21, 2011

Been a While

I just realized that I NEVER update on this page. I always do my updates on facebook, and this page gets neglected. To the point that I don't even give out the address to this site. Sad. So sad.

Ok, so, maybe I should post an update. It's been a crazy busy month for me. Lots going on. So here goes.

Last month, not such a great month. I lost my mom last month. This was tough for me, and still is. She wasn't very old; only 55. We were close. I can easily say that my mom was my best friend. I feel completely lost without her. Needless to say, I haven't been doing much writing for the last month. It just hasn't been in me. It has been so much harder than I ever thought it would be and I miss her like crazy.

To say that I've wasted the past month isn't quite accurate either. It's been a busy month, both personally and book-wise. My daughter turned 15 earlier this month. We wasted a whole weekend celebrating her birthday. It was easily the best weekend we've had in a long time. It was great to be able to do that and see everyone smile after such a hard month. The same weekend, I found out that Reining In had been featured on Pixel of Ink. Why is that so exciting? Because the sales went through the roof. Holy wow! I almost fainted when I checked my dashboard Sunday night and saw all those new sales!

This past weekend, I spent the whole weekend at the Ren Fair sitting in the Author's Pavilion. This is my second time attending and I still really enjoy it. I don't think we had as much interest as last year, but I think the more we do it, the better it will get. I can't wait for the fall fair. I'm hoping fellow author J.M. Pierce will attend. (he promised he would) It's so much fun to sit and talk to other authors. Interesting ideas pop up when you get together like that. LOL.

On another completely different note, I have some news. I haven't decided yet if it's good news or bad news. (or if it's even news at all, considering I don't have a definite answer yet) As some of you know, I have a full time job as an insurance agent. It's a job I love and hate at the same time. I love doing something somewhat important and getting paid for it. I hate the stress that comes with it. Next time you talk to your insurance agent, remember to say something nice. They are most likely always having a stressed out day.
Anyway, back to the subject. This is what I do all day, every day. It leaves little time for writing, quality time with the kids, playing, etc. I've been dreaming of the day that I could just quit my job and have all kinds of free time. Well, it looks like that dream may be coming true very soon. My boss has been sick for some time and it looks like our company is going to force him to go on disability. Which leaves me in limbo. I could work directly for the company, for half the hours I was working, or move on. Either way, it means more free time.
I haven't decided yet what I'm going to do, but I think I'm leaning towards the more free time. At this point I have several options open to me, all of which give me the time I need to work on more books. All good news for my readers. Maybe not such good news for my pocket book. But I'll survive. It's funny how things work out sometimes. Perhaps Mom is up there watching over me and pulling some strings.

So, as I said, it's been a crazy here. So much going on and I feel like I'm being pulled in a hundred different directions. But it's not all bad. If I'm not on here much, though, you all know why!