A Year of Passion and Pain

Hello and Happy New Year… This week has been a sad one and a productive one for me. Let’s talk about the sad stuff first. The death of Carrie Fisher hurt so many people, myself included and then Losing her mother actress Debbie Reynolds the very next day was like a punch in the gut. I have to say that I am happy to see the end of 2016. It was a year of loss for many people including myself. I lost my Godmother whom I had known my entire life. Losing so many iconic celebrities was difficult as well. We watched an election that had so much mudslinging that I think I still see people trying to clean it up. We saw the rise of racism and gun violence, terrorist attacks on American soil and scary clowns terrorizing little children playing in the streets. For more personal reasons it’s been a bad year. I only hope that 2017 is a better one for all of us.

I think the only good thing that happened to me in 2016 was being able to get two novels published and finally feeling like a real Author. I know I still have much to learn but I feel great about finally embracing something that I have been doing off and on for most of my life. I am finally taking it seriously and I am so much happier in the long run. Last week I talked about my having writer’s block and having trouble writing my latest book titled “The Human.” Sadly, I was not able to continue this story. It just wasn’t going anywhere. I didn’t delete the file, though, no matter how much I kind of wanted to. Instead, I just put it on the back burner for now and began working on another story. I am finally over my writer’s block though and I still don’t want to go back to “The Human”. I guess it just means that it just isn’t ready to be told yet. I don’t want to jinx the new book that I am working on so I will wait until I’ve written a few more chapters before I say anything about it. Knowing my track record, trust me…it’s better this way. The only thing I will say about it is that it involves a very handsome Angel. That’s all your going to get out of me right now. The image of the fallen angel that you see is not the book cover, it’s just a photo that I’m using for inspiration while I write. Thanks for reading. Until next time…