Okay, so WAY back in the day, ‘bedlam’ was a term that became synonomous with madhouse (nuthouse, funny farm, whatever… so many phrases for one simple thing). This word perfectly describes my life of late. *hee*
See that? The first sign of utter lunacy — giggling maniacally to one’s self. Heh.
For those who’ve been keeping up with my sometimes rambling (though infrequent) commentary, Mum’s feeling better. There was a truly rough patch for her, during which I had to hire a live-in caregiver for her, but she’s much better now and no longer requires as much supervision. So, *whew*!
But that’s only part of the crazy.
As some of you may know, my first story for Dreamspinner Press (The Second Door) was released in November. As it’s a Christmas story (novella), that makes sense. *grins* Then my Christmas novel for Torquere (Someone Special) came out. Edits galore! *hee*
At the same time, I was finishing up the manuscript for ‘Berry Blue: Lessons Learned’ (book 5 in the Fruit basket series, and the cover can be seen on my ‘coming soon-ish’ page), working on the sixth book (more on that soon), trying to get a short written for an anthology, AND working on/waiting for edits for the third FGC book, ‘A Game of Hearts’, with Total-E-Bound (this one released Jan. 9). Since Mum was still unwell at the time, things were nuts! Heh.
So, ‘Berry Blue’ will release on the 25th. I’ll be on the Torquere Social LJ on the 26th, doing my usual random rambling, posting excerpts, having contests and so on. (Just in case anyone feels like stopping by.)
In the meantime, I’m finishing up another MS (just need the epilogue), getting ready to dive into another One & One book (yep, returning to that series for the fifth story — more about that next time) AND considering starting an entirely different series, because I’m apparently a glutton for punishment. Heh-heh.
Lots of plans for 2012. Whether I have an equal amount of motivation remains to be seen. *hee*
And that’s the what. For now.
Hope you guys are all doing well, and thanks for checking in!