I may have gone silent on the website. Not to worry, I'm still alive and *mostly* writing!
My last blog post was in November! Yeesh! You may have also noticed a distinct lack of stories on the website as well. I...well, I have no excuses.
The end of the year is always a really rough time for me. There's a ton to do at the day job before we take our holiday break. There's the logistics of getting presents to family in far away states and, oh yeah! There's that seasonal depression RIGHT ON TIME to co-mingle with my regular depression.
All in all, let's just say that I was hanging on to the mast in the hopes of riding out the storm of the season. I believe I have made it through so there are still some rain bursts from time to time.
If you're part of the Secret Short Story Society (S4), then you should be receiving your package shortly! There wasn't a Dec story, but January is out the door in time. February is in the works and I'm really enjoying the story and characters so far! I hope everyone else will too!
As for the website updates, I'm trying. Getting Jan's S4 and a few commissioned pieces were my top priorities and I barely squeaked those out. There's so much going on in my day-to-day life that I wasn't quite expecting, but I'm working out the trouble spots to get my writing time back. 2019 will be my year whether it wants to be or not.
This weekend I fully intend to work out a story for the website. I don't receive prompts any longer, but I can focus on the ones I had been given that weren't picked yet. There are some old characters you'll meet again as well as some new ones that have been in my brain for years.
I'm also planning a few new things for the website. Since there is a series embedded in there as well as new ones coming, I will finally make use of the category tags. I think you're going to want to keep up the the Mac and Ferryman series as they are intent on colliding together. I can tell you now that particular train wreck will be explosive!
You'll also want to keep an eye out for someone named Hal, who will soon be popping up on the website. If you received Oct's S4, I can give you a spoiler: Jennings isn't the only one of his kind out there. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, get in on the Secret Short Story Society! They will be seeing all kinds of new things this year and be the FIRST ones to meet new series characters, including a lovable old lady named Mrs. Evers and her dog Oscar, who go for daily walks in their neighborhood.
I will also tell you this, my BIG goal for this year is to get a novel in your hands! Since I am the worst about trying to submit my work, it'll be self-published but I can promise it will be fun! Make sure you follow along on Twitter , Facebook or Instagram to get more updates on what I'm doing out here.
I am also still working with Tanager (Fairies and Finds) on our Gail story. I nearly have all of the artwork and can start crafting that fun story! Not sure yet if I will post each chapter with the corresponding images or if I'll just wait until we have the whole thing together! Either way, this will be my biggest deviation from my normal writing. It'll be an adventure!
You can always send me prompts via my contact page or on Facebook and Twitter. I can't wait to share my work with you this year!