Okay so it looks like I fell off the planet. Promise - I'm still here. The last two years have been ... hard. There's no other word for it. Everything is fine. I'm fine, but I've been the caregiver of my Mother-in-law and now I'm taking care of my mom. Between her needs, work, etc I seem to have lost control of my time. I am still writing and have made a few hard decisions.

I pulled my books from Mundania and have decided to to try to sell them through other publishers. I'm happy to say the 1st three books I sold to HSWF (now owned by Mundania) have been picked up by Melange Books and will be released through their Satin Books imprint. The rest I'm still working on.

I'll probably still be sporadic. Unless I win the lottery and can hire someone to help me I can't avoid it, but know I'm still here still working hard in the background and am hoping to do better at keeping my blog alive.

Barb:)


Tink...tink...tink...anyone out there? Hi! I'm Barbara Donlon Bradley - Author - editor and slightly crazy - ask anyone in my family. I hope to use this blog to talk about writing, editing and whatever pops in my head. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Updates and Ideas @barbbradley #amwriting

Okay, I know I have really sucked at posting every Tuesday but 2015 has been a rough one. For those of you who haven't seen my post at the MFRW website I'm putting the link here so you can see what I've been though.

http://mfrw.blogspot.com/2015/10/writing-through-adversity-barbbradley.html

Writing that was very cathartic and has helped me moved past the issues, but it has made me realize that maybe I should blog about how I write. Over the years people have always asked me how I find the time to write. I never thought I was a very busy person until the end of October. I always felt it just sounded like it.

I mean I worked, had a small child to raise, and wrote. What aspiring author didn't have a schedule like mine? I became the president of my local RWA chapter during that time as well so was very active in the chapter. I also belonged to a critique group.

I always make time for my writing. If I don't my characters will beat me up.It;s also an escape for me. With everything going on I need that. I think it's one of the reasons I've been focusing on my writing instead of trying to promote my work.

So what I hope to do is add - I know - I can't keep up with what I already try to do with this blog...
But I thought I should give a little insight into my life as well as my writing.

On a good week you'll get a blog on the handouts I have, a blog on what I'm working on that week, and my interviews. I'm hoping this will help me post more often or at least twice a week which is my basic goal right now. We'll see how it goes...


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