Wow, it has been a long time since I last updated. Too long. But a lot has been going on and I’m afraid I’ve been a bit distracted.
First of all, my sweet kitty Midnight has been struggling with some health problems. I think we’ve finally gotten her through them (hopefully!), but it’s taken a real toll on me. She’s my baby girl. When she’s unhappy, I’m unhappy.
Unfortunately, she’s not my only pet who has been battling some health problems. My parakeet Petrie came down with a bit of a bacterial infection last week and all hell broke loose. Literally. After I got him home from the vet, he panicked while I was trying to get him back into his cage and got himself stuck behind my bookshelf.
I won’t lie to you. There were a few moments there that I honestly thought I’d lost him. I was panicked and distraught and all kinds of horrified. But once the shelves came crashing down, he was just fine. A little traumatized, perhaps, but no worse for the wear. He’s off his antibiotics now and just fine, thank goodness. I don’t think his brother would have forgiven me if anything happened to him. I don’t think I would have forgiven myself.
So, aside from pets that are trying their very best to give me a heart attack, what else is new?
The third book in the Boy Band series comes out JULY 12 and before you ask, no, I am not ready. For some reason, I’m really anxious about this release. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited about it and I’m really happy with how the book turned out (not at all how I planned or expected it would, BTW), but I’m also nervous because I’m hoping that I’ve done it justice. I know readers really like this series and these characters and I’m so, so, so thankful and humbled by that. I’m just really hoping that they’re happy with the book. I mean, I know as the author, it’s supposed to be, “Write for yourself, if you’re happy with it, that’s all that matters…” but the thing is writers are nothing without readers! I want to give them the story that they deserve and I want to give the characters that they love the story that they deserve. Boy Band started off as a silly side project and has grown into so much more! I love the story and the characters and I’m just hoping this third installment lives up to the first two.
When I started writing Boy Band, I had no idea it would become a series. I certainly never expected it to be any more than a trilogy. But these characters aren’t ready to let me off the hook just yet. There will definitely be at least one more book.
Aside from all that, I’ve really been keeping to myself a lot. I’ve felt a transition period coming on for a while now and I’m still not entirely sure what it’s going to be about. I’m trying to take this as a time to explore and learn and try to figure out my place in the grand scheme of things, but with sick pets and a deadline fast approaching, it’s been a bit difficult. Maybe once the new book is out, I’ll have a bit more clarity.
Oh! Speaking of new books, the second book in the Lurking series, Lurking in the Shadows, was released yesterday! Go grab yourself a copy!
Happy Wednesday, friends. Keep reading!