I last posted this in Substack, but I moved back to my original blog, so wanted everyone to know here. <3
Morning sickness is a pain in the ass. I’ve been throwing up several times a week at the simplest provocation. I’m ready to be done with that now but we’ll see how that turns out (nothing ever turns out the way you hope though so probably tough luck).
It’s been a real struggle to get the motivation and energy to write. Even right now, as I’m writing this, I’d actually sat down to work on the sequel to A Dance of Illusion, and just glazed reading over my notes and previously written chapter drafts.
Oddly enough, before I found out I was pregnant but after September 7th, I’d gotten the hair up my ass to rewrite all the Guardians of Altana and took down all my books. If I’m remembering correctly, this was also around the time that AMZ hit the lowest point in their Kindle Unlimited pay-per-read rate for their authors, and I’d been angered beyond reproach about it. I’d thought about putting everything back up when the Kindle Select had expired on them but hadn’t.
I’ve not gone back to fix it because well, my life is changing. We have a baby on the way and I’m rethinking my author career. I’m still in college for a bachelor’s in graphic design. Writing is a struggle right now, and the deal with the Westhaven’s official manuscript publishing to Yonder massively burned me. I will have to go into detail about that in the privacy of my newsletters because I’m still under contract, but it’s sufficed to say for now that I’d been duped.
Since the turn of the new year, I’ve decided to put my old books back up and return to my old manuscripts. There will be more posts coming along as I figure myself out, as a new mom and someone who’s rethinking their author career.