I have managed to get some things done, and I'm putting up preorders July 13th. My birthday. I don't normally do the preorder thing, but I am this time, since I'm down to the point where I'm just waiting for final edit and formatting, and I figure I'll put them up at 99cents for the readers who follow my work, and regardless of what the release date is, I'm going to release them as soon as I get the finished product back. So if you want own my next releases at 99cents, don't wait, they could price change and release at any time.
I'm also hoping laying my publishing schedule out online will get me out of my funk of not having my husband here, and back writing like a demon. My own sort of self-motivation. Though he's coming home soon, so I don't think I'll need the motivation. We'll be back to old married couple, happy and bickering, and me sneaking off to the patio to write and him saying, Susan, let's do something together today. When will you be finished? And of course, I'm never finished writing, there's always a new story rattling around in my head, but we won't tell Randy that, OK?
Thank you to all my readers who stay so supportive of me even in this year of slowing down and taking forever to release anything. I've had a pretty interesting 2016 and maybe it follows that I would be a smidge less organized and productive. In six months time I've learned I have another grandchild on the way, my youngest totaled her car and scared the heck out of me, our oldest graduated Grad School in China, we have one bug announcing she's getting married in the fall, and my husband went on an adventure all by himself for the first time in our marriage.
Definitely a full first half of the year. So much seems to happen in so little time the older you get and time moves so quickly it gets away from you. I recently read a letter by a USA Today Bestselling author explaining why she's stepping back from publishing--I totally get it, why she's retiring--but for me I want to find the perfect balance between writing and the real world. I hope you all stay with me until I get it right. I haven't quite found the perfect balance yet, but I'm getting closer this year.
As ever I wish you peace.