This year has been a challenge, hasn’t it? Honestly, I’m afraid to even guess what might come next.
But there has been a silver lining for me. Yesterday, I finished my huge, ugly mess of a 503 page first draft of SAVAGED DEVOTION, the final book in the Savaged Illusions Trilogy! As many of you know, I’ve struggled since the first day I could no longer raise my right arm due to bulging disks in my neck over two years ago. I don’t want to get into the long, boring story of my struggles. This is the simple version: Covid-19 happened, and in that nightmare, I found myself writing to cope, and able with hard work and intense concentration, to once again hear my characters voices. It’s an incredible gift in the midst of a pandemic and deeply troubling issues gripping our country. I am so very grateful.
I still have a lot of work to do. First I’ll print and read to make notes, and then rewrite. Once I do that, I’ll edit again to get it clean and when I’m sure I’ll be ready, I’ll reach out to my editors to see if they are willing to edit the book. So yeah, a lot to do.
But in this moment, I’m celebrating what feels like a massive achievement.
So that’s my silver lining in 2020. Do you have one, big or small, you’d like to share?