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Have you ever had one of those years where Murphy’s Law seemed to be the primary force in existence?  One of those years where you actually found yourself pondering exactly which evil dictator you were in a previous life, just so you could understand what you’re being punished for?  One of those years where you constantly flashed back to Jack Nicholson saying stuff about everyone else being on a boat headed for an island, to have a picnic with noodle salad, and you wondered where the hell your own noodle salad was?  Yeah, it’s been one of those years.

Not that I want to get into (or even recall) any of it.  However, for those of you who have been wondering where I’ve been, please reference the above paragraph.

That said, I’m still alive, I’m not locked in a padded room, and I’ve only collected a couple of grey hairs along the way (screw you, universe).  Things are going so much better right now, so I am tentatively dipping one foot back into the neglected, stagnant waters of my blog.  I’m also getting back to writing, or at least editing (and so is my editor, yay!)  My second Fairytale Evolution book was supposed to be out ages ago (it even says so in the back of the first book), and yet… it’s not.  But it should be soon.  I’ll be posting more news on that in the near future.

And so here’s the part where I issue a big, heartfelt apology to those of you who absolutely hate it when an author you follow disappears for a while.  I get it.  I’ve been there.  And I’m sorry.  I can only tell you that I love writing to the depths of my soul, and I plan to do it for as long as I’m capable of it.  So if I’m not here, if I’m not writing, there’s a reason.

As I transition back into writing, I’m planning on keeping everything low-key so that I can focus my efforts on getting some books done.  You probably won’t see much of me on social media, or even on the blog.  I’m pretty sure that if you’re here and reading this, you’d rather I just shut up and write something, anyway.  So I’ll be doing that, and I’ll see you guys around.  🙂

3 Responses

  1. David Woodall

    Hope you’re doing well. I have found this ‘quarantine ‘ to be quite energizing. Hope it will be the same for you love david

    Ps my dragon is doing fine!

  2. Kate Wrath

    Hi David! So good to hear from you!

    I’m here. I’m quarantining and trying to keep up with working from home (still have a day job). I am ridiculously behind schedule on almost everything. I know I wrote that post almost two years ago now and I still have not gotten much done. I lost my dad last year and I honestly just needed to take some time off. My mental energy was at absolute zero. I think I’m slowly getting back to normal, and I’m really hoping to get some real, actual, not-imaginary writing done soon.

    It sounds like lockdown has been good for you! Sometimes it’s just great to take a breather and retreat to our inner worlds, where we can focus on the things close to us. That’s one good thing about being quarantined, at least. 🙂 So happy to hear that your dragon is well, too! Say hi for me. :p

  3. David Woodall

    I am sorry to hear about your father passing away. My dad (88 retired USAF fighter pilot) has had a lot of hospital visits. Last year, me 11 days atrial flutter/CHF, no damage done.month later dad had 2 strokes that were so Minor we only recognized it when he ‘forgot’ how to get back in his recliner. 1 month later Jim 3 yr older brother in hospital with septic shock! I was very worried about dad, but he is getting much better now. My daughter amazingly 😉 kept his tax business running and runs it with her mom now.

    Anyways, reading Elegy and the Dark Road now (I usually read about 6 books at a time). I wanted to send these pics from June 2018.

    I kinda stayed in bed reading or sleeping Thanksgiving 2018-3/2019. I forced myself to quit ‘quarantining ‘ (Don’t you just love our new vocabulary!).

    I see my mom in my kids and I use that catharsistically. Is that a word?

    I put a song I wrote on Twitter and I got a new dog that makes me get up everyday.

    Hope you don’t mind if I drop you line as I finish your books. I don’t know how to attach from here, so I will send pics by email

    Faithfully your fan! David

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