Good morning friends! Hello again! Holy crap, two blogs in two days, that has to be a new kind of record for me or something HA. I told ya'll I was starting to get my shit together. Little by little :)
Anyways, this is the blog that I had intended to write yesterday, well, no, Saturday, but then I had gotten carried away with life and my falling Christmas tree and the chaos that is my usual life lol. But I will tell you, I love the blog that came from all of that, and I hope you all had a chance to read it and enjoy it.
I mostly just wanted to let you guys know that I was taking a bit of a writing break, but I wanted to explain that in a little more detail before someone who is expecting my next book doesn't freak out on me that I'm never going to write it.
Trust me, I'm going to keep on writing forever.
But right now, I need a little bit of a breather.
Since March 2017, I have been in GO mode. Constantly. I have been living alone with my children that entire time. We started it off homeless, and I've worked hard, non stop, to rebuild our life since. I have published 5 steamy full length erotica novels, and published 3 free short stories. I built an entire business around being an author; opened my publishing company, created this website, promoted my work, advertised, networked, went to events, reached out to consignment stores, hosted related events...
I am exhausted you guys, really exhausted.
I don't get a whole lot of a break from my life right now. So I need to create one.
Sometimes I get really caught up in the little things. I worry so much about checking off the to dos, going novel by novel, event by event, thing by thing, that I don't really stop and look at the big picture here. I did A LOT in a fairly short period of time.
A break is really not that unreasonable lol.
But by "break" I don't mean I plan to stop writing. In fact, I have two novels planned to bring you guys in early 2019. But that's just it. "Sometime" in early 2019.
I can't pressure myself like I have the last while. I refuse to kill myself trying to release another full length novel by St. Valentine's day or something crazy. It's not happening.
I have piled a lot on my plate the last few months, and I have some big dreams and goals to accomplish, so I'm just going to work away over here getting them done, without mad pressure or strain on myself.
I have some big, exciting things planned to bring to you guys over the next few months, and I will share that with you in my next blog :)
It feels good to make this decision. I am really hard on myself, and I've done some incredible things. It's time I celebrated that and breathed it in a wee bit.
I have wrote 5 amazing novels that I want to share with the world right now. I want to see them everywhere.
I want to see my biggest, craziest, wildest dreams come true, and find myself on the best selling authors list.
And I will.
Cheers to the future ya'll, to the rest of 2018, and to 2019 and all the many years ahead filled with incredible fabulous things!
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and to be a part of my journey! It means the world to me!
Much love everyone!
Author Carissa McIntyre xoxo