As posted over at the Patreon:

So last year, in all seriousness, sucked ass. With the pandemic, kids being home all day all the time and to round it all off my husband of 14 years decided that, despite making plans for our 15 year anniversary and telling me how happy he was, he was actually miserable, and wanted to 'live his best life' and left me for someone shinier. The last half of last year was spent rediscovering me, and rearranging everything in my life. That, of course made writing skid to a violent halt while I figured out what the hell I was going to do.

And so I dropped off the face of the internets, mostly. 

Sometimes you have to sit down and re-examine your life's goals and decide what you really want, and what you actually need. And sometimes that process is hella painful. Letting go of long held hopes and dreams can be, in itself traumatizing. Seeing the abrupt end of something you thought would go on indefinitely can crush you inside, and yet it can also be very, very empowering. Everyone processes it differently, everyone has a different level before they can say, in all honesty, that they've moved on.

I'm still not sure if I have, even though we're coming up on close to one year post breakup. Grief still hits at weird moments, usually when I'm least expecting it.

But I've started dusting off my writing, reconnecting with my stories and remembering why I loved writing so much.

I have plans, hopes, and I'm looking towards building the best future I possibly can. A new career is right around the corner, and my stories have come roaring back in my head louder than ever.

There’s so much more I could say, apologize again and again for vanishing. But, it is what it is. I had to take care of me and mine before I could refocus on my writing. So now what? Well for one, I’m posting over at redditserials again. If you want to hop over and read The Bastard Prince or Elemental Truth, you can find them over here:

The Bastard Prince

Elemental Truth

I’m very pleased with their setup and I think it’s the right direction that works for me.

I also went over to the Patreon (over here) to brush up on that. I’m planning on restructuring the tiers and get more content up including BTS scenes that won’t be in the official books. And I’ve got some other ideas I’m poking at. More on that when I get it finalized.

In life, well it’s a daily challenge. I’m working through my stuff, working, and we’re still smack dab in the middle of a pandemic (currently we’re on lockdown because my son tested positive for covid and so the whole household got ‘grounded’). I’m working on me. Rearranging my thinking. Overall moving forward.

I do hope all who read this are staying as safe and healthy as possible. Taking care of your mental health and physical health.

Until next time.

 

~NPhoenix

Be kind to one another, you have no idea what battles others are facing that they aren’t telling anyone.

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