With This Ring, I Thee...Oh Shit! is the title to my second book. It's a m/m erotic romance, and is scheduled for release by Loose-id on July 15, 2014. And you have no idea how hard it was to get this book done. The changes in my life over the last year are the reason With This Ring is so far behind schedule.
I'm just going to put it out there...I DO NOT LIKE CHANGE. It's aggravating, annoying, and an all around pain in my ass. Now, I'm not the type of person to back down from a challenge. I can take whatever comes my way. I just don't have to like it.
Exactly one year ago today, my husband and I split up. I will probably post on that after the divorce is final. Or after I figure out how the man I trusted and loved for over twelve years turned into a total dick overnight. Whichever comes first.
With the split came a move from La Pine back to the Willamette Valley. That meant going from a town with exactly three traffic lights to a city of more than 350,000. And don't even get me started on the pollen count down here. It also meant moving in with my family who...I have to admit...is a little crazy.
All of the above played a part in my first case of writer's block, which is far more than mentally exhausting. It's physically painful. I'm talking sore muscles, headaches, and nausea 24/7. I hate to say it, but writers don't know how to function as human beings if they can't write. The stories are part of us and without them, the sun is dull on it's brightest day. It's cold in 100 degree heat, and food is tasteless. Luckily, most of us get past it. How I did surprised me and shocked the hell out of everyone I know.
I fell in love with a girl. Go figure.
Believe me, I wasn't looking for a relationship. With all the bullshit my future ex was throwing my way, dating was the last thing on my mind. But, there she was. My Claire. My interest in females and how Claire and I met is a story for later, but she played huge role in getting me back to my writing. She helped get With This Ring off the computer and on the shelf, so to speak.
Yes. Change will forever sucks, but life is always good. Mine is so much better than it was a year ago, and there are nothing but great things ahead. By the end of 2014, I hope to publish my first paranormal novel, The Dragon Prince. Letting go of this story, in particular, is a big deal for me. Mommy has separation issues, you know.