Now that I have your attention. LOL I know I have been abscent from the BLOG scene for a few months. There actually have been a lot going on.
On a personal level, I lost my dearly loved Grandfather unexpectedly in January. I needed to handle his estate and get his things in order, arrange the funeral, clean his house, sell his house. The list goes on and on. Anyone that has been put into the position I was asked to be in knows exactly how draining, emotional and time consuming it can be. None the less, a promise is a promise.
After that was taken care of, hubby and I decided it was time to move after 28 years in the Bay Area. We only stayed there because of my Grandparents. Our kids kept telling us to move for the last 10 years or so, but we stayed because we both dearly loved my Grandparents. They were the best people I could ever know. They played such a large part of my upbringing and forming my adulthood. I could never say enough good things about them. They are dearly missed. I think of them daily and miss them beyond words.
We would periodically discuss moving with our grown kids. Neither one of the wanted our family home were we had raised them. They said sell it. We drug our feet a little longer. It was only when our son and his partner decided they were going to move to New Zealand did we decide to go ahead and make that jump.
So, we put the house up for sale and moved to Reno Nevada!
The Bay Area being pricey as it is, basically just for the ground (dirt) the house sits on, we were able to catch a great price for our home and get a larger one in Nevada. Now hubby has a MAN CAVE and I have my own office to write in. I hope I will be able to focus more being that now I can close the door to the office and block out the world if need be. LOL
On a Business note, while I have been focusing most of my attention on my first novel, Fears Revenge, as far as marketing, my 3rd novel, Gabrielle, lost has taken the lead in the market all on it's own. So I have decided to change gears and focus more on Gabrielle, lost.
There are A LOT of things in the works for Gabrielle, lost. I will keep you posted as to its progress.