Pressing Pause on Projects and Publications
It is with mixed emotions that I’m writing to you today, but it’s time to let everyone know what’s up.
A much-needed break over the holidays gave me enough downtime to relax, restore and reflect on everything I’ve been doing and I came to the inevitable conclusion that I’ve been doing too much.
As a published author, I’ve been working on book three of my dystopian fantasy The Mercy Series most of the year. I’d hoped it would be ready by May 2021, but it’s been a slow go and is still not done. I’ve also been taking a Masters Class from author Linda Kaari Predovsky learning the business of writing, how to acquire an agent, and achieve a writer’s status that will allow me to write full time. I’ve also been working on a regency-period romance that is currently 152K words and ready to be broken into parts and queried.
Additionally, I began writing on Medium over the summer and have been working diligently to maintain a schedule of at least three articles a week, writing for a number of publications that include ILLUMINATION, Writer’s Blokke, Backyard Church, Coffee Times, New Earth Consciousness, Dancing Elephant Press, and several others.
Other projects I began include becoming an Inspiration Coach and Positivity Practitioner on Core Spirit, opening a newsletter through Substack, creating another writing blog on Simily, developing a storefront on Tee Public for my inspirational quotes and book covers called Visually Lyrical Inspirations, creating a page on Quora called Fantasy Can Change Reality, and continuing development of my author website.
PHEW!!!! Needless to say, when I opened this publication, I wasn’t thinking about the amount of time I’d need to invest in it to truly do it or the writers who jumped onboard the justice they deserve.
Top it all off with a lovely dish of COVID, which I tested positive with on Dec 30th and am still recovering from today (cough, ack, wheeeeze!)
Which brings me to the point of my seemingly pointless blather. I’ve come to the inevitable conclusion that I’m doing TOOOOOOOO MUCH. In order to maintain a proper writing schedule, I’m going to have to put a few projects and publications on pause and Writers Challenge has fallen into the Press Pause pile.
I’m not entirely sure if I’ll be closing the publication down permanently, or if I’ll pick it up again later in the year, or create something new, but I wanted to let all of you know and THANK YOU for your enthusiasm. I will continue following you to keep up with your writing and hope you will as well.
Until then, my friends. Best Success and Happiness to you in the coming year :)
~Thank You for reading ~
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