I have realized (finally) why I’m so inconsistent with blog posts. It has nothing to do with me not wanting to post or anything like that. I love this blog, and it truly gives me a wonderful way to sit down, grab a coffee, and talk with you guys.
It has to do with where my head is. Mainly, braindead, but that’s beside the point.
I’ve realized over the last couple years that when I’m in-between books or in the brainstorming stage, I find my way over here and just start a vomit of the fingertips over the keyboard. But when I really get into a book, when I’m so engrossed in the story, I forget that there’s anything else out there. Social media suffers, this blog suffers, everything just gets pushed to the side.
And as much as I’ve tried to discipline myself to come here at least once a week to post, I don’t always make it while in the throes of writing a book.
Why do I mention this?
Mostly because I just figured it out and it fascinated me. I don’t always realize what kind of quirks I have as a writer or what weird sort of routine I get into, particularly when it involves several months of a process. But it’s fun to see some aspect of myself that I’ve never really noticed before.
So, that was my fun discovery of the day.
I wrapped up Bloodlines the First today… for the most part. The final eBook files are uploaded and should be up for pre-order soon. Cover and title reveal will be right here on the blog next week, with a newsletter going out around the same time.
I still have a lot more work to do for that book. I have to record the audiobook. I need to finish formatting the paperback version and get that uploaded (as well as the hardcovers.) And I need to get ARCs ready to go for those who will be getting them.
Other than that, I’m feeling pretty good about where I’m at in the process, and I’m taking a nice breath before I dive back into the madhouse with Reapers 3 next.
Because the universe understands that I’m going to need all kinds of strength to deal with that hot mess.