October 26, 2019
Monthly Author Check-In: “Yup, Still on Hiatus” Edition
Hey friends! Popping in from my internet hiatus to give you all an update. First of all: yeah, I’m still enjoying my break from blogging and social media, though I am dipping my toes back in a little here and there—mainly just RT-ing random angry/funny things on Twitter, but hey! It counts! Sort of. I’m not sure when I’ll be fully “back,” but at this point I doubt it’ll be before the end of the year, just because of the upcoming holidays and busyness and also, oh yeah, I got a new job.
Wait, what? Yes, it’s true. I’ve been maintaining a day job in retail for a good ten years now, and I am more than ready to start shifting away from that. To that end, I’ve gotten an internship in content marketing. Which… is part of why I’m still on hiatus in my personal/author life, to be honest—I’m just writing so many blog posts for my new job, that by the time I am done for the day the last thing I feel like doing is writing more. All this other kind of writing will eventually become routine, and so I am fully planning to work in more personal/author blogging as things progress (I even have a few ideas for posts I want to write, when I get some energy), but for now I am just letting myself hole up and focus on my job and my books, and not worry about the periphery author stuff.
Speaking of my books…
Because of a lot of shifting priorities with my life, I haven’t gotten as much work done since the release of Who’s Afraid of Amy Sinclair? as I had been planning to, so! As a means of getting my butt back in gear, I am going to be participating in NaNoWriMo this year! (Technically as a “rebel” because I am not starting from a fresh project, but continuing Hopefuls 3, but shhh, it still counts.)
This is the first time I’ve done NaNo sine 2012, and before that I hadn’t done it since 2007, so it’s been a hot second since I’ve played this game. But I’ve always loved NaNo, and I’m looking forward to getting back into the community a little. Though the new forums are, uh… interesting? And giving me some trouble figuring out how they work, because I am now Old and cannot always wrap my head around the ways The Kids These Days are using the interwebs.
But if you’re doing NaNo too, I’d be delighted if you add me as a buddy! I’m “feline” over there, again because I joined NaNoWriMo in 2002, y’all. (Yes, technically I know I can change my ancient user name, but I’ve been that identity since 2002, I mean that’s practically old enough for that alias to be a legal adult. I’m not touching it.)
All right, so I guess that’s it for now. Know that I am happy and hopeful for the future, and that I have so many plans for my books that I am so looking forward to. Wishing you all a wonderful and productive November, whether you’re writing or not.
I’ll check in with you all again… soon? Soon.