Now that the holidays are behind us and things have settled back into a routine more or less; I’m adjusting to balancing work with the challenges of grad school. I absolutely LOVE grad school and am biding my time until I can enjoy the fruits of my labor.In the meantime, I spend too much time trying to figure out how some people manage to tie their own shoes. I can honestly say it makes me nervous that these people wander around unsupervised because they really shouldn’t be left without full time adult supervision despite the fact that they are adults.
I learned also that winter does come to the desert. Granted, it’s nothing like the winters in the Midwest, but after you become acclimated to abnormally warm weather anything below 60 degrees feels like the Artic. However, it should be back in the mid-70s in a couple of weeks. I used to laugh at people who put on winter coats in 60-degree weather because when it reached that in the spring in the Midwest, people were breaking out the shorts and celebrating. Now I am one of them.
I have received numerous emails lately in regards to when my books will be available again. I am hoping to have them all back on the market and in the stores my late spring. I’ve done a lot of soul searching with the direction I want to go with them. I’ve been fortunate to receive several offers from publishers who are interested in republishing my work and putting out my new ones, but I haven’t signed with anyone. And I’m not sure if I want too. The more research I do the more I am considering self-publishing so that I have full control over my work. I’m tired of everyone benefiting from all the hours, hard work, and tears I have invested into creating them. They are my babies and I want to make sure they are well taken care of and distributed for the world to enjoy. I will keep you posted on which direction I decide to go in.
But please be assured, regardless of what I decide, I am diligently working on Transferring Credits and Transcendence. I have shelved I Should Have Known… for the moment just because it needs some tweaking that I am struggling with in making the main male character more likable and able to bring the readers in to care about him. Hopefully, it will come to me soon, but until then I am focusing on the characters and the stories that I love.