I’d like to say that Amazon removed the third stolen book, but they haven’t. Apparently, they even removed a couple of reviews people left on my behalf. 😦 So after I wait the week as the lawyer said, I will have to contact her about it. I’m not looking forward to it, and yes, my husband is due home from South Korea on Friday. Having to go to a lawyer (even after going through the process of notifying Amazon with all the details) is draining, to say the least. It’s not that making a phone call is draining, but you wonder if it’ll do any good, along with a lot of other things. Then you just get emotionally drained.
I state all of the above to say I’m also drained as far as doing any writing. I don’t know how long it’ll take to get the motivation back to write something. So you could say that my husband coming back is coming at the right time since I planned to go on a break anyway. I just wish it wasn’t this situation that brought me to the break, if that makes sense. I spent almost all day yesterday lying down on the couch when I wasn’t doing something for the kids, and that is all I feel like doing. I forced myself to mow the lawn and will have to clean the house tomorrow. Yeah, I got big plans. LOL
But I have to realize this writing slump isn’t going away soon. I realize God’s allowed all of this for a reason, and I know what He has planned is better than what I had planned for myself. Whatever happens will be seen down the road.
However, how much I’ll be able to write and when it’ll be written, I can’t say. I had plans for Just Good Friends, but that might have to be next year’s project. I had plans to finish and publish Runaway Bride by December. I had plans to finish the first draft of Shotgun Groom by the end of this year. I had plans to write Isaac’s Bride next year. I still want to write these books. It’s just when will I be able to that is up in the air. I know better than to force a story.
For now, I might go back over some stuff I planned to publish under Amanda Winters and get those out. These were things I meant to get around to but put off to work on romances. I don’t expect to make money off of Amanda’s stuff, but you know, it’s not about the money. I know it might seem that way at times, but it’s really not. It’s about owning and getting credit for what I wrote. The worst thing that’s happened to me as an author is to have someone steal my work and pretend to be me. That’s not the worst thing that could happen to me as a person, a wife, or a mother. So don’t think I’m not counting my blessings because I am. This is just another bump in the road that will inevitably bring me closer to God and make me better in the end.
I hate to end this post on a depressing note so I hope the last part was uplifting. Just know that I will write when I can. 😀