You Look Familiar

Why hello there, stranger. You look familiar. Have we met before? 😉

Oh, blog. It’s been such a long time. I’ve missed you! And you too, readers! I know I haven’t been completely out of touch, social media is great for random thoughts, book updates, Firefly personality quizzes – the usual. But the blog… the blog is how we first got to know each other. How we first became friends. And it’s been far too long since we just sat down to chat.

by NKZS at sxc.hu

by NKZS at sxc.hu

After my last post, I fell into a whirlwind of activity. The weather had warmed up, I felt good enough to be out in the sunshine, and between get-togethers, baby showers, and last minute planning, I saw the end of June and couldn’t remember how I’d gotten there. Man, time flies! I never even made it to my due date. My cutie arrived a week early and back I went, into the haze of nighttime feedings, dirty diapers, and the all around baby care. Add in one new big brother with tons of questions, excitement, and a little bit of trepidation, and I had my hands full.

That said, I still managed to finish and edit the final book in the Guardian Circle series! And yes, while I realize it is a bit late (don’t look at me like that), it’s done! Like, officially, FINISHED. It is now in the formatting stage and I’m hoping to release it within the month! An exact date is forthcoming.

Now that the series is complete, I’ve set my sights on other projects I’ve had waiting in the wings. I haven’t decided what to work on yet. Nothing seems to be striking my fancy quite as much as it should, but I think that’s mostly because I’m in a little bit of mourning. Saying goodbye to Zerah is hard. It’s my book baby. And I’m still suffering from  book hangover. So, I’m taking it slow. Doing a little dance around the books that interest me and writing stuff here and there that interests me. Soon though. I’m hoping to feel that rush and that excitement soon. Once the fog of sleeplessness and sadness drift away. 😉 All I need is a kick in the pants and a good book to put me back on track.

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Speaking of good books: IGNITE ME by Tahereh Mafi has been out for like a month now and I’ve yet to read it. I am a terrible fan. Even though I have shouted her praises from rooftops and in telephone conversations.

I have a feeling after finishing that series, I’ll be furiously typing and rearing to go. Her brilliance inspires me. I love a great story told beautifully. And she’s a master at that. Yes. I am intense in my love for her. I don’t deny it, nor do I regret it. I embrace my geekiness.

Anyway, it’s great to be back, shooting the breeze. I hope we can get back into some semi-regular swing of things, reacquaint ourselves. I still have my hands full, but thankfully, things are settling into a nice rhythm, as life often tends to.

What about you all? How have you been? What are you up to? Read anything good? Seen any good movies? TV shows? Tell me all about it! I look forward to hearing from you!

 

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