I am home from Dragon*Con and I have to say, I had the time of my life. I’m also more sore than I thought possible. My feet ache! I walked miles and miles but if you look at where I was during the day, you’d see I was never further than a 6 block area. Which is hysterical when I think of how many stairs, escalators, and sidewalks I’ve trod on over the weekend. But I can honestly say that even the agony I suffered in the feet was worth being at Dragon Con this year. I got to meet people I’ve known online for years! Seeing Kayelle Allen and Kiernan Kelly in person was fantastic! Sascha Illyvich in person was definitely an experience not for the faint-hearted. I also met Stella Price as well.  (more…)

I am home from Dragon*Con and I have to say, I had the time of my life. I’m also more sore than I thought possible. My feet ache! I walked miles and miles but if you look at where I was during the day, you’d see I was never further than a 6 block area. Which is hysterical when I think of how many stairs, escalators, and sidewalks I’ve trod on over the weekend. But I can honestly say that even the agony I suffered in the feet was worth being at Dragon Con this year. I got to meet people I’ve known online for years! Seeing Kayelle Allen and Kiernan Kelly in person was fantastic! Sascha Illyvich in person was definitely an experience not for the faint-hearted. I also met Stella Price as well.  (more…)

Gods, I’ve been working hard and at the same time, feeling like I’ve been hardly working. I’ve been doing edits (which seem to take forever!) and at the same time, working towards getting some of my older books ready to be released by self publishing. That’s not an easy process- but one I’m excited to do. It means I’ve got some control for myself in that I can take the time to make the stories how I want- Go me! LOL

I also prepped myself for DragonCon! The list of people going there is just astonishing this year! I can’t wait. John Barrowman! Eve Myles! Adam West! Nichelle Nichols! Patrick Stewart! Jamie Bamber! Gods save me now! I must just keel over in happiness! This is a huge incentive for me to not only stick to my diet and eating right, but also to walk more and do what I need to do to be healthy! Go me!

The writing is getting there. I’ve changed in the way I look at my writing. More importantly, my writing has shifted– a lot. This isn’t a bad thing– but it is a thing. But I’m working hard to get my writing out there now, because I’ve found what I want and need to be happy again. I’ve also decided, since I’ve gotten engaged– when I do write my full fantasy and mystery books, I will write under the pen name of Cynnara Jean. This will honour both my mom and my male. *grins* Yes, sometimes it’s good to be me!

So thank you, the reader, the fellow author and my friends. Thank you for being there and just being by my side as I traverse this weird road of learning how to write again and learning how to be me again. It’s not easy and it’s not something I’d recommend for everyone. But for me, it’s a way back to happiness– something I’ve needed for a long long time.