Thursday, March 15, 2012

Waiting For the Stars to Align

The last eleven months have been insane.  I was able to release Celtic Illusion, my first novel, the last week in June of 2011, and then three weeks later we ended up with a beautiful four day old baby girl who we adopted in December.  We love having Maleia as part of our family. She is a blessing in our lives and I can't imagine my life without my little, "Mia".

Both have been exciting, but exhausting experiences and I was ready to get back to a somewhat normal routine, but this was not going to be the case because in January 2012 my husband got a new job which required him to move to Missouri leaving me behind with five kids and a house to sell. (Thank goodness for Cargill who is buying it from us if we can't find a buyer this month. I love this company!)  We will be following behind soon, but at times it doesn't feel soon enough.

The question I want to know is after all these life changing events when does one find time to write. Well, let me tell you, "one", doesn't. It's been so crazy I've been lucky to remember to pay the bills, feed our pets and help my kids with their homework. Thankfully the older kids know how to feed themselves.  ;)

If you can imagine life with a newborn, (for the first four months she woke up every hour and a half), leaves little time to sleep let alone time to write and exercise. I do have to sleep sometime people. I love being a mom though and so I have been more than happy to let things slide for a while, but enough is enough. I am starting to run out of clothing that fit and I miss my time with my characters.

So, now that I've bored you to death with all my whining are you ready for some good news? Here it goes, I am very pleased to announce that I have a time frame for the release and title of book two.

Book Two, Celtic Shadows, will be released Fall 2012!

Thanks to everyone for their love and support.


Aaron and Melissa said...

Awesome!! That's great !!! News!! I'll keep Maleia so you can write :)

qbkids said...

Wow, what a year! Super excited for the new book!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait and everyone I have referred your first book to are so excited as well. Good luck with the move and your new little one.