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Monday, June 2, 2014

FAREWELL, MY DEAR FRIENDS AT RB4U!



This isn’t a permanent good-bye, but a fond adieu, a farewell to the highly-esteemed fellow authors, the Gold Twenty, and everyone else I’ve had the pleasure of meeting here over the years! I’ve been a member for over three years and they have been some of the best conversations and informative information I’ve been part of. So, thank you one and all. I’ll make this short and sweet because I hate long good-byes.

The decision to leave wasn’t easy and has weighed heavy on my mind for several months. Changes have been abound, both personally and professionally. Working on my writing career, keeping house, and trying to get sleep in sometime, I ended up in the hospital last fall/winter. I knew something had to give when I was editing a final galley while in the hospital bed and in-between tests. On top of dealing with that, my husband and I decided to go Indie with our books after attending several conferences the last two months where other authors encouraged us to go out on our own. Since, Mike has received back his rights to almost all his books and I’ve been working more for him than me. I also write under two different names, so I have contract commitments to those titles and I feel like I’m losing focus.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining, but I needed to make cuts somewhere. Again, my sleep and health are more important. I can’t write when I’m laid up sick. With sadness, RB4U was on my cut list. I’m still here, just not in the same capacity. This group has given me so much and though I won’t have a monthly post on RB4U, I will still be around, stopping in to comment. I’ve met wonderfully talented artists, interviewed other authors (recently Kerrelyn Sparks and Lisa Renee Jones), participated in fun contests, and as I said at the beginning, some of the most knowledgeable and highly-esteemed authors I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. Thank you—Marianne Stephens, Rose Anderson, Paris Brandon, Molly Daniels, Tina Donahue, Desiree Holt, Gemma Juliana, Melissa Keir, Fran Lee, Sandra K. Marshall, Cara Marsi, Polly McCrillis, Nicole Morgan, Cindy Spencer Pape, Suzanne Rock, Janice Seagraves, R. Ann Siracusa, Jean Hart Stewart, Bobbye Terry, Renee Vincent.

Hugs and Kisses to everyone! I’ll miss being part of this great team.
Cynthia Arsuaga
Erotic Romance Author

14 comments:

Melissa Keir said...

We will miss you Cynthia. You are an amazing author and one that I read even before I became an author in my own right. :) I wish you all the best with your writing and with Mike's writing. You are right that your health should be important and writing from a hospital bed isn't the way to do it.

Please make sure you pop in and share your latest news. We want no DEMAND to keep in touch. :) You'll always have a place on my blog. <3

vicki batman said...

Hi, Cynthia! A sad face here and hugs to send you on your way. Don't be a stranger.

Suzanne Rock said...

You wil be missed Cynthia! Good luck with all of your endeavors. Be sure to stop by and give us an update from time to time!

Tina Donahue said...

So sorry to see you go, Cynthia - gonna miss you.

Hope everything goes great for you and Mike in the future. :)

Paris said...

We will miss you but please take care and come hang out when you can:) All the best with your new indie ventures!

Sandy said...

Cynthia, your health is the most important thing. Take care and the best for you and Mike.

Polly McCrillis said...

I hope that a vacation is planned somewhere in that busy schedule of yours Cynthia. Stay well, and happy writing!

jean hart stewart said...

So sorry to see you go but your health comes first.. try to work some relaxation into that busy schedule of yours. Lot of luck...

Renee Vincent said...

Cynthia, your health is way more important! Know that I will miss you and I wish you the best in your career. Please stay in touch when you can. (((hugs)))

Marianne Stephens said...

Family, health, new ventures for your career are so important. Sorry to see you leave "the 20" but you'll still be around the RB4U group...and we're happy about that!

Nicole Morgan said...

I'm sorry to see you go Cynthia. But I'm glad it's not permanent. *hugs*

Cynthia Arsuaga said...

Awww guys, thanks. I will be around when I can. Concentrating on personal stuff and find more time to write. I appreciate everyone's support through the years and look forward to "popping" in every now and then to say hi! BTW, I am taking a mini-cruise to help clear my head and have fun with granddaughter on her first cruise! It's for doing well in school and her birthday celebration. No laptop, no cell phone and no worries!

Molly Daniels said...

Best wishes to you in your new venture, going indie:) Take care of yourself; your health is important. ((((((HUGS))))))))

Fran Lee said...

Good luck, dear. Thanks for sharing your time and talents with us. You will be missed.

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