Some of our stories are more tangled than others, mine seems to be more tangled than most. I don’t intend this blog to be about me, but sometimes it’s nice to see beyond the computer screen. Because of this, I thought I’d give you a brief glimpse into my life.
Let’s start with India.
Ah, the land of forbidden dreams and fantastic wonder. My husband and I have this overwhelming urge to live there one day, so we’re going to be flying there in a month to see if it really is the promised land. We’ve been saving all our pennies and it’s finally going to happen!
Being an author, I’ve decided to set the third book of my YA fantasy series in India. I expect to do some intensive research on this trip. I plan to explore to the fullest stretch of my imagination and eat many spicy things.
Speaking of books, I’ve recently hired a wonderful lady named Kimberly Plumley as my publicist. She’s amazing and she is already opening doors for me to do scary things like public speaking and signings. She has given me so much to do on the marketing and promotion side of things that I am honestly totally overwhelmed… one of the reasons I’m quitting my job.
Told you I’m tangled.
I had a really great job as a purchaser in the outdoor recreation business. My boss flew me places and kind reps gave me pretty things. But it just couldn’t fill the empty gnawing deep inside of me that told me it was better to stay home on rainy days and write about dragons. So I gave notice and I intend to get very serious about having fun.
So that’s a start. There is something wholesome about living on very little. My husband is more fun than TV and I’m quite fond of making jam and baking bread. I also plan to walk more… there’s this place just down the tracks – a beautiful round lake that is often still and foggy.
Hmmm. Life is good.