Keep Going

It has been almost a year since I last typed the sixth book of my fantasy series.  Before the last day of July, that is.  As I have mentioned in previous posts, I write my first drafts on pen and paper, then type it.  I started typing it again.  Getting to this point has been a struggle.

Rewind to November of 2016.  Hope, The World In-between book 5, released.  I already began writing book 6 as soon as I penned the final word of 5.  That’s how I work.  I write and type simultaneously, even the same book.  The exact day my book released, my mom was admitted to the hospital.

I would take my writing to the hospital.  Sometimes, I’d get pages done, but mostly nothing.

After my mom’s death, I kept writing although not as much.  I lost the connection to my characters.  No amount of pen ramble would bring that back.  Writing another genre helped.

I put my fantasy series aside.  I hoped that someday I would come back to it.  I needed to finish the book, if not the series.  I couldn’t.  Magic fluttered far from me.

Two and a half years later, I have made great strides with dealing with all the things that surround a loved one’s death.  Some things still linger.  Those will take a little longer to subside.

This journey that I needed to take, the stepping away from writing a story so intertwined in not so happy times, brought me somewhere better.  A place where I could connect to these beloved characters without looming clouds.

I have been writing so much of this story that I have roughly ten thousand words to type in order to catch up to my pen.  Mind you, I am not abandoning the detective novel.  I am writing them both.

I don’t know how long until I finish the first draft of Book 6.  But, I’m excited about getting there.  


  1. I have dealt with that scenario before as my parents have long been gone. It can be a difficult time but a path we all must walk. Some walk that path alone, others have companions to help shield the hurt but hurt and loss some day turn into memories that bring a smile to your face.

    Glad you are back to the series, it is a wonderful tale, and my sincerest condolences.


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