Sunday, December 03, 2017

Saying goodbye... #RB4U #MFRWauthor #RomFantasy

For many of you, the journey with me has been a long and complex road. I’ve had my share of fun, small triumphs, and even a few good books with my name on them. Sadly, for me, the end of the road has been reached. For over 30 years I’ve written stories in many genres, many amateur fan fictions, and from 2004 onward dozens of professionally published works. The past few years have been exceedingly difficult for me in personal terms and it’s effected every aspect of my professional desires and dreams. I had already decided I was burned out on the more erotic romances I had written for the first ten years of my “pro” career, but I still felt I had something to say that would be of interest to readers. Unfortunately, that too proved to be untrue for the most part. All in all, it’s past time to say goodbye.

Many of you know my mom died late in 2015. I’d been her caregiver for years, but always found time to write in the dark hours of the night. It was where my mind found some peace from the stresses of the day. Just over a year ago, I was in a car crash that took even more of my heart from me. I suffered concussion and back injury. While the pain can be controlled with medication and therapy, the lost of my brain function can’t really be dealt with effectively, only time can possibly fix it. I would like to write, I simply can’t do it. Whether the reason is emotional, or the result of the concussion syndrome hardly matters now.

As 2018 approaches, I will be closing some of my sites, releasing my blog domains, and spending a lot less time on social media. I have discovered along the way, the endless negativity that dominates much of the newsfeeds really drives me further away from the creative dreams of new books and stories. We live in dark times, and this should be the perfect time to share stories of love and hope, shouldn’t it?

Business failures aside, I simply don’t feel the passion for writing that I once did. Speaking into a vacuum only dulls that need more, unfortunately. I don’t think this news will surprise anyone who knows me, and doubt even more that it will come as a loss to anyone else, and that’s now okay, too.

It’s been a great adventure. There are still a few things on the coming soon track, but once they are released, there won’t be anything further. Thank you to everyone who’s been on the journey with me, your support has kept me trying to succeed much longer than I might otherwise have spent telling stories. There are lots of reasons for this decision, and I could go on at length, but as a dear friend and editor once told me, I’m too wordy, so I’m keeping it short this time.

May you be blessed, today and always. Happiness, love, and laughter to you all.