Monday, January 14, 2013


Here it is. A new year. A blank slate. To authors like me, a blank sheet of paper. And yet, it still feels like the same old thing. Maybe it's the gloomy January, maybe it's the lack of sleep, but nothing feels like it's a new year.

I would like nothing better to feel inspired. To feel like anything can happen. Most days I'm just too darn tired to feel much of anything. I'm not a morning person. I'm a night owl. And I'm not someone who falls asleep the minute my head hits the pillow. I toss and turn and toss again. I flip, I flop. I think about things. I think about my life, my family, money... I think about my characters, my books, and what to do next.

And then the baby wakes up. Not once. Not twice. Every 1-2 hours all night long. I love my little guy to pieces, but he's almost 10 months old and needs to sleep. By the time I finally fall asleep at night, he wakes up, and then I only sleep in short spurts until about 7am when I have to get up to get the girls off to school.

I'm exhausted. I can't form enough words to write a page or two in any of my books. Not any that make sense anyway. It's possible this blog post won't make sense. But at least I will have tried.

I'm still here. When I can see straight, I've been editing the second book in the Between Words series. The sequel to Dark Promise cowritten with Julia Crane. Once that is done, I hope to work on a third book in the Gifted Teens series. I'm thinking of writing it from Kassia and Mira's viewpoints like the first book. I also hope to get a book about cutting out this year. I've been working on it when I can, but it's not much yet.

I know readers and fans like to see an author put lots of books out every year, so I hope that my fans can understand that I only released one last year and that I'll be trying to get two out this year, maybe three. I won't be going anywhere. I have so many stories to tell. I'll be around for a long, long time. I hope you will all share in the journey with me.


  1. Sending you Happy vibes and hugs. Hope you get some rest. All is forgiven on the waiting department. When something is as good as your books, it is worth waiting a while longer for more.

    Konstanz Silverbow

  2. Best for this year! And hopefully sleep will come...along with the words. Good luck.