Tonight, I got a notification from Goodreads that someone liked one of my reviews. I had to think for a moment because I stopped leaving reviews on Goodreads after I became a verified Goodreads author in 2014.
So I clicked on the notification and it led me to this review:
I wrote that review in 2012, three years before I wrote my novel Everything She Ever Wanted and whose hero’s mother named him after a character from her favorite novel called, you guessed it, The Adventurers.
Which kinda makes me like his mother in a way, doesn’t it? Michelle Jo Quinn was right when she said that to me a few years ago and I went, nah… Only she was right.
Anyway, I’m just rambling really, doing my best to coast through this week as we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the US. I haven’t had much to write about in the last few months since my MIL had a stroke and passed away on October 2. I was in the middle of my burnout then and was just struggling to come out of it and although I did write a now-deleted lament over the whole process, current family in-law drama told me to stay quiet.
It sucks but it is what it is.
So in the absence of writing about current events in my neck of the wood (we’re all still in the middle of a pandemic, right? And some areas have gone back into Lockdown as well), this blog will be quiet except for gems like the one above. I am writing – just not the books I’m supposed to write – but I am writing. Ever since coming out of my burnout, I’ve decided to be kind to myself and not force things like I used to. I still don’t know if I want to simply shelve Liz Durano for good (even though I’d love to write all the stories of the side characters still) but I figured until that decision comes, I need to be kind to myself.
I’m not out of the woods (of Burnout) yet, it seems, but I’m working on it.
So I hope you are doing well this week. I’d like to wish you all in the US a Happy Thanksgiving and I hope that however you celebrate it, please stay safe and healthy. To all of you who still read this blog, thank you.
Thank you for being here, for reading my books, reading my blog, checking up on me.
Just… thank you.