Hello, my lovelies. 🖤
I know it's been a a few months since you've heard from me. By all accounts, it seemed like I'd disappeared and left you all hanging with no explanation. I'm sorry for seemingly dropping you like I did, but I needed to walk away for a bit and take some time to figure things out.
For the last year or so, I've felt increasingly stressed and restless regarding my career. Over these last few months, I've come to realize that I can no longer continue along the journey of self publishing. It has caused too much of a financial and emotional strain on myself and my family.
𝒮𝑜, 𝓁𝒶𝓈𝓉 𝓌𝑒𝑒𝓀 𝐼 𝓂𝒶𝒹𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒹𝑒𝒸𝒾𝓈𝒾𝑜𝓃 𝓉𝑜 𝓅𝓊𝓇𝓈𝓊𝑒 𝓉𝓇𝒶𝒹𝒾𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃𝒶𝓁 𝓅𝓊𝒷𝓁𝒾𝓈𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔.
It was quite a difficult decision. It will mean you won't see anything new from me for a while, and I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous about pursuing a traditional route. But after having a few days to let the choice resonate, I've realized it's the right decision for me.
As I mentioned earlier, self publishing took up way too much of my time, and it (along with the social media position I'd begun at the ballet studio) was preventing me from pursuing other ideas that had been churning in my brain.
Over these past few months, I've realized that I need to be more picky about certain areas of my life. I've realized that I can't do everything.
𝓜𝓸𝓻𝓮 𝓲𝓶𝓹𝓸𝓻𝓽𝓪𝓷𝓽𝓵𝔂, 𝓘'𝓿𝓮 𝓬𝓸𝓶𝓮 𝓽𝓸 𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓵𝓲𝔃𝓮 𝓽𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝓲𝓽'𝓼 𝓞𝓚 𝓽𝓸 𝓪𝓭𝓶𝓲𝓽 𝓲𝓽 𝓽𝓸 𝓶𝔂𝓼𝓮𝓵𝓯 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓽𝓸 𝓸𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓼.
I have been dedicating a great deal of my time to deciding what form I want my future to take and to make the best decisions I can for myself and my family. I am no longer working the position at the ballet studio, and I have stepped back from the consuming process of self publishing.
Now, my time will be spent focusing on writing and perfecting The Balance of Time series and managing the small bookworm boutique I created called Bookmarksical. There, I sell the bookmarks and other bookish merch I make while creating an inviting space to open conversations and help you create your perfect bookworm heaven.
Throughout my trad publishing journey, I'll continue to share with you snippets of my writing, insights into the process, the ups, the downs, and everything in between.
𝓣𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓴 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓼𝓸 𝓶𝓾𝓬𝓱 𝓯𝓸𝓻 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓼𝓾𝓹𝓹𝓸𝓻𝓽, 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓘 𝓱𝓸𝓹𝓮 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓬𝓸𝓷𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓾𝓮 𝓽𝓸 𝓯𝓸𝓵𝓵𝓸𝔀 𝓶𝓮 𝓸𝓷 𝓽𝓱𝓲𝓼 𝓷𝓮𝔀 𝓳𝓸𝓾𝓻𝓷𝓮𝔂. 🖤