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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Back to Normal

I love back-to-school season. I'm one of those grownups, who drool over the shiny pencil boxes and folders lining the seasonal aisles of each store. I'm a big fan of fall weather, too, although my leaf mold allergy thinks otherwise. But there's something about the fall that, for me, is the start of a new year. Maybe I spent too many years in academia. I also loved school as a kid. Home was boring. School was exciting. I've never lost that love of learning.

It makes sense, then, that when I decide it's time to move my life in a new direction (or more accurately, back into an old one) it should be September and not January, or even some religious new year celebration.

It's been a while since my writing mojo went away. A lot of family stuff was involved, a few health issues, and most recently, the loss of my dad, the first of my real-life heroes. Oddly enough, that last was my impetus. In closing a chapter of being totally focused on self and family, I gave myself permission to go back to work. Now all I have to do is choose a project. I have three primary ideas, and seeds of others. I think my style might be different, a little darker, (But still, HEA, of course!) and a little more introspective. But I feel the ink in my veins again, and it is marvelous.

This week, having wrapped up almost all of my father's affairs, my husband and I are off on a work-free retreat, so forgive me if I don't reply to comments right away. My second forever hero deserves some quality time as well.

I am curious to know what my readers would like to see from me. More steampunk, more paranormal, some sci-fi or historical? Or is it time for something completely different?

Happy autumn!


Paris said...

I've loved all of your work but your steampunk world mixed history and the unexpected and was just lovely. Whatever is shiny on the horizon and tickles your fancy will be fabulous, I'm sure. I'm looking forward to whatever you write! So happy to see that you and your kilted hero are out and about. Have a wonderful retreat!

ELF said...

Condolences on your loss. I think it's been a tough year for a lot of us, so give yourself time to rest and refresh and I'm sure your muse will start bugging you again! Hugs.

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