I want to apologise to my wonderful and loyal readers for my absence. It wasn’t by choice, rather circumstances have intervened and as a result, I haven’t been posting as often as I’d like. I will continue the series on the Minoans, as they are fascinating and are the premise for the trilogy I am writing, but first I want to fill you as to what has been happening.
I have returned to full-time teaching due to financial demands. When I decided to resign from teaching there were compelling reasons. One, I was burnt out and two, I had stories to write and working full-time didn’t allow me to follow my writing aspirations. I know there are people who can balance work, home/family life and write. I’m not one of those people.
On the weekends I try to get on social media [failed] and edit my second book in the Servant of the Gods series [have finished first round and now on the second stint, though lagging behind schedule] and started writing the second book in a novella series. In between, I’ve been querying agents for my novella. The good news I’ve had a number of agents reply but have declined to ask for the full manuscript. The query letter has piqued their interest at least. I was told by one agent that agents in general weren’t interested in novellas and prefer full length novels. That did deter me for a while and then I thought, perhaps I may strike the right agent who will want to read the story.
I am also disenchanted with the whole writing scene, not so the writing process, rather it’s the marketing and sale of books. It has become a chore, the unpleasant side of writing. I know it’s part of the package of going Indie and I have learnt a lot, for which I am grateful. My motivation level is low, well zero, which is not me.
So I have decided to take time out. My social networking has also declined and I’m not missing it. The exception is the wonderful people who’ve I made friends with. I miss interacting and chatting with them. But for the time being, I need to take a break. I will complete the series on the Minoans and continue to edit and write, when I can. I need to step back and recharge and hopefully be rejuvenated to re-join the online community.
This is not goodbye, as I’ve stated, but a hiatus with intermittent blog posts so that you know I am still around.
Thank you for your continued support and as always, I look forward to your comments and will respond.
Historical fiction novelist and a secondary teacher, Luciana Cavallaro, burnt out but not done… yet. Subscribe and receive her free short story at http://eepurl.com/bhESs1
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