it all started with a plan

Flightless was intended to be a trilogy from the moment I poofed Pen into existence. My plan was to release the entire trilogy within a year. My books are short, and there’s nothing more frustrating to a reader than having to wait a year for the next installment of their favorite series. As  a reader, it was important to stick with the plan and stay on schedule. As a writer, however, I forgot onevery important factor that is unpredictable by nature. The one thing that cannot be counted on by us non-clairvoyants.

Life.

Life got in the way, as it always does. Instead of fighting it, I rolled with it. So much has happened in the past few months. The best (and most time-consuming) of the lot is I bought a house! If you’ve ever moved, you know that it as just as much work to move across town as it is to move cross country. I’ve done both, so I know. Add to the mix two kids, two hamsters, a snake, a turtle and a newly-acquired dog, and the experience triples in complications. But now I’m settled, I’m happy, I’m bored.

And I’m ready to write.

Hallelujah and Amen, I haven’t thought about writing in months. I didn’t even think my characters were still speaking to me, much less my muse. Aw, come on Eileen. We both know we needed a break! How about we we get together for coffee and have a little chat? Oh well, she will come around eventually :)

So here’s the new plan: This month is all about scheduling; I’m way behind on tweeting and promotions. Then February will my NaNoWriMo; 1,000 words a day is my goal but I usually average more. I’m shooting for a May publishing date of the final installment of the Flightless trilogy. I have something special in store, so I hope you’ll stay tuned :)

Thank you all for hanging in there with me. For not forgetting about me during my hiatus. I’ve read all your emails and fan mail and tried my very best to respond to each one of you. Keep ‘em coming!

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