*peeks head out of cave* Yep, I'm stepping out of my revision cave for a little bit. One, I have to escape the smell of burned popcorn from last night. Oops! And two, I'm seeking some company.
I've been pretty busy this month. I finished another round of revisions for "Defiance" and I'm quite happy with how they turned out. I'm also working on revisions for "Breathless". The incredible Cassie Mae, author of Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend and two other books soon to release, did a read-through of my novella and gave me some great tips on how to revise it! Her comments were hilarious! I'm going to be adding a chapter or two, fixing my obsession with my MC rolling her eyes (it is seriously ridiculous and I'll never roll my eyes again), and beefing up the romance. I'm very excited to work on it!
The rest of my life... a bit complicated. Work is great and I love my littles. They are busy, but great and snuggles are my favorite part of the day. The other part is harder. We've had a little foster girl staying with us for a few months and she's eighteen months old. But she's gonna be going home suddenly after very few visits. It's hard because I've become quite attached to her. It's hard for me because I see a little girl who wouldn't smile or laugh or play and she's become full of life and personality. But she's going back with someone who couldn't even teach her to smile or show her happiness. It's really really hard. Is it best for her? I don't know and I don't get a say. It makes me think of how much I want to be a mother. I'm waiting patiently, but I want to be a mom so much that it hurts. It is just hard to be patient when I see a little girl who needs love and I want to give it, but I can't. What am I doing wrong that I have to keep waiting? Sorry, but it's really on my heart lately. I guess that's what I get for working with infants all day. God has a purpose for this part of my life, but I don't see it yet. Sorry if that was too much. I'm usually pretty private about my personal life, but I just wanted to share my thoughts with someone.
Someday. I just have to keep reminding myself. Someday.
I haven't written anything new lately, but I did start the first chapter of my new novella, Twisted. It's like Breathless in a way. Breathless is a unique twist on "The Little Mermaid". Twisted is a twist on "Snow White". Hopefully I can find some time to work on it this weekend.
How are things going in your life? How's your writing going? To end this on a positive note, everyone needs some encouragement, and I want to say that I love all of you and you are all gonna make it someday!