It's like a game of hide-and-seek. Where's Megg? Why does she keep popping up and then seemingly disappearing?
you're on Facebook with me, you know a bit about what's been going on
in my real life, yanno, the one I live when I'm not writing.
Here's a basic breakdown:
- the toilet in my kids' bathroom overflows, causing MAJOR damage in my
house. We're talking months of construction. Oh, and we also had to
pick up our new puppy. Great timing. I spent the next three months
basically living in the basement as our house was being reconstructed.
Who knew a toilet could do so much damage?
- My hubby, who has a history of back problems and one spinal surgery
already under his belt, re-injures his back. Weeks of therapy didn't
help. He ended up in the hospital for a double spinal fusion. It wasn't
that simple, though. Due to the pain medication he was on, he couldn't
drive for almost two months. My life was turned upside down as I played
the role of single mom and caregiver (no complaints, just the facts).
lasted through March. I had about 60 days of quiet where I published
Shucked, a contemporary YA novel I'd had bouncing around my head for
years (it's a miracle I got any writing done during the time).
May 2013 - We got some news about our kids' private school that
caused us to put our house on the market so we could get into a better
public school district. Anyone who's tried to sell a house in this
market knows how stressful that can be. And the CLEANING, OMG, I had to
make the house we'd built and lived in for 11 years look like something
out of a magazine.
The house sold. The first day. For
cash. But we had to be out in two weeks. TWO WEEKS. Oh yeah, and the
hubby was still in recovery from back surgery so it was up to me to pack
everything by myself. Did I mention I had only two weeks?
From June 10th - July 5th
we were basically homeless. On the weekends we lived with my parents an
hour away and during the week we lived in hotels near my hubby's job
and my daughter's swim team. My computer was in storage and, really, who
can write on an iPad in a hotel with two stir-crazy kids? Not me.
Here I am, August 7th,
the house is 90% put together. I (finally) find myself with time and
the mental capacity to sit down and write. Five days of drafting and
I've written 6,709 words. I know my output will at least double when the
kids go back to school. The story is flowing and I'm letting my
imagination run wild. It's an exciting time.
ebook is a high fantasy, similar to the others I've published, but this
one is an adult fantasy, not YA. That means a little more sex, a little
more violence, and no love triangles. lol
I feel like
I'm making a comeback. I was never totally gone, but, to be honest, I
haven't been as committed to work as I should have been for almost
*shudders* a year. I can't believe it's been that long.
here's the good news. The SCBWI-Illinois reps have asked me to be the
regular self-publishing columnist for the Prairie Wind. I'm really
To celebrate, I'm giving away one of my
ebooks to anyone who is signed up for my newsletter by August 21st. All
the details will be in the newsletter I send out, so if there's a book
of mine you haven't read yet, sign up!
Thanks to all of
my fans for sticking by me over the last 11 months. My life has been a
roller coaster, but knowing I had all of you waiting on the other end
was a big motivator to never give up on my writing career!!!!!
Megg, Miss Enchanted ePubber