It’s been a little while since I wrote a more personal blog. And actually, I’m not exactly writing this one — I’m using Dragon voice software because my hands are aching tonight from my tendinitis. I can’t use Dragon to write my books because my creative voice is far different than my dictation voice, but it sure comes in handy for blogging or longer email.
First I want to talk little about my Facebook page. I’m not going to go into the details because I don’t think they’re necessary, but thanks to a continual low-grade infestation of trolls, I will no longer be updating my Facebook page. It will sit as a placeholder to direct people toward my Facebook groups — which are heavily moderated — as well as my website and this blog, where my updates go.
Some people have asked me why I don’t stay and fight the trolls. Simply put: I don’t have the time or energy and it isn’t worth it. I also won’t waste my assistant’s time by having her do it. So, decision made. Links are in the menu bar to the groups, if you are interested.
As you know, or may not if you aren’t on Twitter, I have also pulled back there. I am no longer checking my page there more than once a week, if that. So if you send me a message there, chances are I won’t get it. I have realized that, for sanity’s sake, I’ve had to pull back from social media. It also conserves my energy for writing. To put it bluntly — the net kind of makes me all kinds of crazy. Oh I love some of the innerwebz, but I was getting far too stressed out by so many things that I realized it was time for me to stop.
Enough about the dark underbelly of the web.
I have been working like crazy lately, and still feel like I’m not working hard enough. I turned in a new idea to my editor at Berkeley and I hope she likes it. I’m working on Flight from Mayhem, as well as Night Shivers (an Indigo Court novella). I’ve been away from the IC world long enough to actually be happy writing in it again, though all I can have time for are shorter works. I hope to release Night Shivers in September.
We had a break from heat wave here and it rained for three days. I went out and sat in the rain and I already miss it. I can hardly wait till autumn. The cats continue to do well and Apple has fit right into our little family, and now I think I am done for the day although I really should put in some more words.