Dear Friends,Typically this would be the start of a month long feature for Indie Author of the Month BUT this isn’t a typical month. I’m putting IAOTM on hiatus for a bit because I just don’t have the time to devote to it. :( This was one of many things I concluded I would have to give up in order to survive the next couple months, but believe me when I say I’m pretty bummed about it. :(
I don’t know if you know this but at my day job I'm a CPA for a public accounting firm and well its tax season which means increased hours. From my FB posts and twitter updates it is probably obvious that I truly despise this time of year and if it’s not obvious let me make it clear…I strongly dislike tax season. (I would say hate but it does pay my bills all year long so I will refrain from the usage of the word.)While I work for a magnificent firm with magnificent people, I loathe the hours chained to my desk buried in tax returns all the while missing my family and friends. This year has been even more stressful because not only did I just finish my marathon of an MBA education (yay me!) I also volunteered to tutor my fellow MBA students in their required Accounting course. Why? Because I’m crazy. LOL! And because I enjoy tutoring and truth be told these are my colleagues and for most of them they have to pass this class to graduate in the spring so I feel an extra sense of dedication to them.
So as you can imagine working 55 plus hours a week, dedicating most evenings and weekends to tutoring, on top of my normal chores and life commitments (I do have a husband that needs acknowledgement from time to time along with three furry children) has left me minimal time for blogging and zero time for writing (even though I have a gazillion ideas rolling around in my brain.) All of this pressure lead to a serious nervous breakdown a few weeks ago which included lots of crying followed by some serious thinking. And here’s the thing, right now I don’t feel like I’m able to fully devote myself to IAOTM--not that I don’t WANT to (believe me I LOVE it) but I HAVE to work (I do have bills to pay) so even if I don’t want to, work must come first. And if I can’t give a 100% to something then I truly feel I shouldn’t be doing it all which is how I’ve come to this decision on the blog.
So, long story short Indie Author of the Month is going on hiatus BUT only for March and April! Come May the amazing David James is going to stop by and kick things into high gear! :) I’m hoping that during this hiatus I can attempt to carve out a little time to read a few books and finish the final revisions of Soul Survivor. *sigh* Soul Survivor…that is a whole other saga entirely which I will share with you at a later date. (For the record I think about this story ALL of the time and it kills me to not have the available time to devote to wrapping it up in a pretty bow for you.)
All that being said, I won’t be completely MIA keep your eyes peeled for possible upcoming Partays and if things go REALLY well I might even drop by to give you a full update and “real deal this is seriously going to happen” release date of Soul Survivor along with the bumps I’ve encountered along the way as noted above.
So, until we blog/tweet/FB again, make some time to Share the Love with everyone and anyone but especially for all those bookies and authors out there that make this world a better place. ;)
P.S. I miss you already.