Where has the time gone??

Jacqueline Battisti:

Finally put an update up on the blog. I think I need an assistant just to remind me to do this!

Originally posted on Jacqueline M. Battisti:

I can’t get over how much time has passed since I posted to my own blog. I’ve been on others :) and I post to twitter and Facebook all the time. Sometimes I forget their not all linked…

For the last few months, I have been dealing with medical issues that have considerably limited my ability to get anything done. That includes writing. (And housework, errands, reading, etc.) (I know for those that follow me on Facebook you have been reading about this since Jan.)

But I am here to post that I am finally back to normal (and as healthy as I tend to get) and I’m BACK!!!!  No more high blood pressure headaches, complete bedrest, no more back issues… YEAH! I’m learning to become an insulin diabetic and watching my diet much better than I had been. So, it’s been a long haul, but I see improvements and so do…

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Where has the time gone??

I can’t get over how much time has passed since I posted to my own blog. I’ve been on others :) and I post to twitter and Facebook all the time. Sometimes I forget their not all linked…

For the last few months, I have been dealing with medical issues that have considerably limited my ability to get anything done. That includes writing. (And housework, errands, reading, etc.) (I know for those that follow me on Facebook you have been reading about this since Jan.)

But I am here to post that I am finally back to normal (and as healthy as I tend to get) and I’m BACK!!!!  No more high blood pressure headaches, complete bedrest, no more back issues… YEAH! I’m learning to become an insulin diabetic and watching my diet much better than I had been. So, it’s been a long haul, but I see improvements and so do my doctors.

During the fall, I completly started rewriting book 2 of Trinity’s adventures and I’m currently back into writing it. I’m sketching out book 3 as the end of the trilogy (and making sure that all the hints are in book 1 and 2). I’m a relative newbie at this so planning it out, figuringout what I need to add to book 2 for book 3 makes it a slow go, but a faster release time once finished. It’s so nice to finally be able to concentrate! I appreciate all the messages from readers that have read The Guardian of Bastet and are awaiting my next book. I’m doing my best to GET IT DONE and I appreciate your patience.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to you all for the support you’ve shown me in the last few months. Now… ON TO WORK!

 

status update

Well…I’m being a bad parent today. I am writing while I let the kids stay in their pajamas, eat what they want and watch tv or play Minecraft while I do. Now that I have finally completely restarted my manuscript, it is going well and flowing. I haven’t done the synopsis yet, I admit I have a horrible time trying to make a synopsis before I’ve written the manuscript, but I’m going to give it another try next week. Until then, I’m getting as much of the story out of my head and into the computer.  I am trying to stop thinking of book 2 as a bridge to book 3 and more of an independent story. It’s all about getting out of my own way.

I really want to make sure book 2 and 3 manuscripts are complete before next years RWA. I am really looking forward to attending. So I’ve made that my prize for finishing both :) Not to mention, it’s been uplifting to hear from readers about how much they liked The Guardian of Bastet and want more. I don’t want to disappoint them. Or myself. But I have to admit, writing with two children and a one year old dog in the house during the summer is extremely tough. I’m doing my best and hope everyone can be patient. This past year has been a difficult one, and I am working hard to catch up on everything.

Back to work….

Happy Dance

I received my box of the The Guardian of Bastet in paperback. I have set up a second blog tour set up through Bewitching Book Tours to market my book for the first week of August and am giving away signed copies, free ebook copies and a gift basket. Very excited. I also dropped off three copies to the Henrietta Library to put out for circulation, just to get my name out there locally. Bookmarks are ordered and will also be sent out by request and to conferences to market my book there.

 

Now…if I could only finish the second one! Back to work…

I’m back

For readers who do not know, most of my time in the last few months has been spent helping to care for my grandmother on weekends during her last illness. For me, family comes first, even before my writing career, so I took a break while my family and I have dealt with this. She passed away last weekend and is at peace. I appreciate everyone’s patience during this time. Thank you all for your patience and understanding.
 
It looks like I’m still having website issues with jacquelinebattisti.com so I will be using my wordpress site as my main site until that issue is settled. What a pain!
 
I am also revising what book 2 & 3 will be for Trinity. Now that I can concentrate on more than the craziness that has been my life, I realize that I need to get back into Trinity’s voice and attitude…which is currently missing in my writing. It’s hard to write snarky funny while dealing with end of life issues at home. I hope to go back to having a sense of humor…and being able to write with it soon.
 
Have a great day!