Between the lockdown and the new diagnosis of breast cancer, my focus has not been where I would like it to be over the last couple of months. Some of it is because I have been recovering from having three surgeries within two months, but some of is is general stress and worry about things having to do with the pandemic as well as my own personal health. Not to mention the health of my immune-suppressed husband and my recently injured service dog. But my reading and my writing have been difficult to focus on.
Happily, I have been getting some of that focus back.
As for the writing, I finished up the third short story for the Aeris trilogy this last month. On May 1 all three stories will be available together in ebook as well as paperback editions. The trilogy is called The Wild Hunt and includes Aeris Awakens, Aeris Redeemed, and the new story Priscilla Reigns all together in one volume.
A new book is now in the works, and I am actively plugging away on the writing. Hopefully it will see the light of day in June.
As far as reading goes, I have finally finished a book or two. It feels like it has been forever since I have been able to sit down and focus on a book long enough to finish reading it.
I finished one fiction and one non-fiction book. Both very good. And I would recommend both as well. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine was the first book in months that has held my attention for more than a few minutes at a time. In fact, it held my attention for two and a half days, which is how long it took me to read it. It is the reason that I almost had a panic attack when I found out my library card had expired, because I was in the middle of reading it and without the library card, I had restricted access. I fell in love with the characters and they took me through their adventure with them. Playing the Short Game by Douglas Smith is full of great info for writers who write short fiction and want to get it published.
Anyway. I hope everyone is having a great week. Stay safe.