I thought I would never get to finish it. I had panic attacks, thoughts of my name being slung through the mud, and dreams of being drawn, quartered, hung and burned at the stake. After months of working to keep my life going in the right direction, helping my best friend through his Mother’s illness and then the loss of her at Christmas, working tons of overtime, I have done it. I finished the edits on Knightwatch Press, Ultimate Angels anthology. I cannot thank the publisher and all the authors for their amazing patience with me as I had to continually put off the deadline to have it complete. This past weekend I put it all together along with my introduction to the book and sent it off to be formatted. I think the fans will be happy to get a copy of this one, the stories are very well told.
So what is next? Well Ben and I have found a new place to live and will be spending all of March ‘moving on up’ to a beautiful duplex. It is a home built in the 1920’s and still has it’s very well-kept original hard wood floors! It has three bedrooms, the entire attic over the whole house, the basement, and our own backyard. The landlord is still doing some final work on it before we can move in, but we will be getting the keys over the next week or so. Ben’s daughter Mallory and our dear friend Savannah have helped us pick out colors and we will be going and painting all the upstairs rooms. We have started the process of sorting through all the things we have at our current apartment, and are slowly purging clutter from our lives. It’s the 5 second rule, you touch it and if you cannot figure out what it does, where it goes, or where it came from then it gets sold, given away, or tossed. So far we are doing an amazing job.
One of the best things in this house is we will have a library. This will be where we will not only keep our books and have comfy chairs to sit and read in, but will have all of our horror art we have collected at conventions over the past few years hanging up! As authors this alone has been just an amazing thing to have achieved, getting to have our own library.
After all of this running around (did I mention I am still working a ton of overtime at my day job?) cleaning, packing, moving, purging and unpacking, I know of one thing I will be doing. Something I have always dreamed of having, a long hot soak in a beautiful tub. This is our new bathtub. There are still some renovations, and we plan on changing the sink back to the era specific style. Right now, my focus is getting to the point where I can fill this tub up and say, “Calgon, take me away!”
I hope this post finds you all well, and I hope to give you more updates soon!