March is the start of another phase of my life. I finally landed the full time job I've been working towards getting for four years now. I am very excited to start, but it means a lot of changes in my life going forward. Up till now I've only been working part time. Admittedly, I've worked anywhere from two to four jobs at once, but I always had plenty of free time for writing. That's about to end now. I am starting a twelve week training course this month. I will have so much to learn and study that there most likely won't be any time for writing. After those twelve weeks I'll be sent to on-the-job training. That's going to require that I move, get settled in a new home, and start working. It's going to take me a while to find a new balance in my life that will allow for work and play. For all I know, it could very well be two years before I have my life figured out again.
What that means in terms of writing is unknown at the moment. Not being able to write at all is the worst case scenario, but I prefer to be forewarned just in case. If I can't complete another story for two more years I will be sad, but I don't think any of my readers will be. I currently have eleven books waiting to be published. Some have been accepted by LT3 and are in the editing process. Others have been submitted and I'm still waiting to hear. And Justified is complete, but not quite ready for submission just yet. Those books will hopefully be coming out fairly regularly all the way through 2018.
I sincerely hope I'll still find the time to keep my readers in the loop with my monthly newsletter and regular postings on twitter and my blog, but if my communication starts to become spotty over the next few months please don't think I've forgotten about you. Thank you for the last four years of your support of my stories. I hope the next few years are just as vibrant.
March 1, 2021
Mell Eight is an author writing with NSP. For more information about Mell and her writing, please visit her website: http://melleightfiction.