I’m going to start with an apology. I promised when I shared my last author newsletter that I’d get better at writing these in a more timely manner. Eh… I’ve failed miserably as the last newsletter was 11 months ago!
I’m not even going to hint at a future schedule for these author updates…let’s just go with the flow!
My primary focus for the past year has been Book Baby 7. I’m still working on the first draft and progress has been made in fits and starts as the real world has been eating into my precious creative time. When I started Book Baby 7 on 1st February 2021, I promised myself that I wouldn’t rush it and would take my time and I have. I’m still on track with the timeframe I have in my head for its release. The storyline is more or less on track too!
Watch this space for an announcement about it on 9th March 2022.
So, what else have I been busy with over the past few months? (I use the term “few” loosely! LOL)
Well, I have introduced my Continue The Story blogs. If you missed the introduction last July, here’s the first short story.
There have been a few acrostic poems shared on my blog too
Last August I reached a blogging milestone – 500 blog posts!
Onwards to the next 500!
There was a first for my blog as I introduced a very talented artist to you in October. This blog has been the most popular of the 500+ entries.
Towards the end of the year, I was in a reflective mood as I recalled some of my favourite childhood stories. So many precious childhood memories of bedtime stories… it was hard to choose just a few for this post
What were your favourite books when you were a child?
With the easing of some of the Covid restrictions, my alter ego made it out to play a few times last year and ended the year on a high note (no pun intended) when Myles Kennedy returned to Glasgow. Myles Kennedy & Co at the O2 Academy, Glasgow 6th December 2021 | the525toglasgow (wordpress.com)
I’m hoping my alter ego will be allowed out to play more often this year but time will tell on that. My first 3 shows of 2022 have already had to be rescheduled for further down the line. C’est la vie!
Everyone’s favourite dark angel has made several appearances on my blog since my last newsletter with her most recent being in January in time for the full moon. All of the parts of Silently Watching can be found in the Fiction – Short Stuff tab. (They are numbered)
And that pretty much brings us up to date. The edited creative highlights of the past 11 months!
In between all of this, I have still been meandering daily (well, as often as the delightful Scottish weather allows) and recharging the batteries of my soul with the sounds of nature. These daily walks allow me headspace time to develop storylines and to ponder plot dilemmas so who knows who or what I’ll come up with!
All that’s left to say is thank you from the bottom of my heart for your ongoing support. It really is appreciated and as I’ve said before, every kind word fuels the fires of creativity.
Stay safe. Take care.
Till next time… happy reading.
Love n hugs