I hope that everyone has been doing well in the months that I have been busy with RL. Unfortunately, I wish that I had better news to give you all. Truthfully, I never thought the day would come where I would need to take a hiatus but that day has indeed arrived. A couple of months ago, life had been hectic but these days, I'm lucky if I get a couple hours to myself for myself.
At the end of April my father had a minor stroke and I have become his caretaker. As one might imagine it has been a very difficult time but not only am I taking care of my father but two kids as well, almost ages 3 and 1 respectively (and they're not even mine!). In the past three months I have taken Jane-of-all-trades to entirely new levels and am lucky to have a spare moment to simply rest before needing to rush off to do something else.
As much as I'd love to write, I simply don't have the energy to plot let alone find the time to type. The future is very uncertain at this time, my father's recovery has been fraught with difficulties and my own personal plans have been, once again, put on hold for the foreseeable future. I don't think I'll ever stop writing but it may be several months before I have anything worth posting and for that I do apologize.
I have contemplated posting the finished scenes I have completed for GI 8, as there are thirty odd pages so far, but they are very unpolished and I don't want to tease my audience since it may be several months until you get a complete update. I'll leave that up to you, let me know what you think of me posting what is completed or if you'd rather wait for a finalized version.
There are a few projects that I have been working on, way before life got hectic, I will post some of the more established ones to my Insanejournal for your viewing. None of these are committed of course but any input is welcome.
I'd like to thank everyone who has enjoyed my writing and has left reviews or comments for me. It makes all the effort and time that goes into plotting, researching, and writing both rewarding and fulfilling for as a writer.
This is not the end-- for me or my writing, only a short stop before a new beginning.