Hello gentle beings!
Yes, I've been away for awhile. Currently it feels like everything is happening at once. My position is set to be dissolved at work in over a year. My job has always been temporary. I draft for a government contractor and their mission is finished. The lay offs have begun and I'm set for 2013.
My aged father has had poor health. He lives in Fresno California while we live in Northern Utah. With the upcoming job change, it's a good time to job search and a good time to search near my dad. So a lot of my time has been spent job hunting.
Meanwhile I've been reading the Hunger Games series. Couldn't put it down. That took some time, too. I've also been reviewing a fellow critique group member's work so that also takes time.
All in all I haven't had a lot of timer to write or blog. I hope to fix that soon.
On the writing front, I got my mark ups back for Book 2 of Annabelle's series. There are lots of continuity errors and other issues. I'm hearing that it's too bloody for the Middle Grade age group. Of course we all know Jr High students read older books like Hunger Games (an example of something far more bloody and violent) but I am marketing the Annabelle series for Middle Grade (11-14 year olds) so I need to be sure it's right for them.
Needless to say I'm lost and confused on the issue. I've decided to take a break from writing about Annabelle and focus on another story idea.
So there you have it. Crazy times indeed. I'll post more real soon.