Returning to Writing

Returning to Writing

It’s been a long time since you’ve heard from me. Like many people, I’ve struggled over the past year. At first, I was trying to push through it and it seemed like things weren’t so bad, but I hit a wall in July 2020 and it took me a long time to come back.

I just want to say that if you have had a hard time with your mental health recently, please be kind to yourself. Don’t be afraid to dial back your responsibilities or take a break if you need it. May is Mental Health Awareness Month so there are many great resources being shared everywhere right now. It takes strength to admit when you need help and to give yourself the care you deserve. I hope you can find what you need.

So anyway, I began two books last year and then stopped both of them. I canceled both preorders, Riwenne & the Ethereal Apparatus and The Daring Witch. It would be so cool if I could announce that I had one or both secretly finished and I was ready to release something right now, but that didn’t happen. I also quit social media and my newsletters (except for The Frugal Unicorn, the promo list).

The good news is that I’m writing again and feeling positive! I chose to focus on The Daring Witch first in order to finish the Santa Cruz Witch Academy series, and I’m already about 25% of the way finished. There won’t be a preorder this time, but I’ll let you know when I’m ready to announce a release date. It will probably be sometime this summer.

Once I’ve finished the SCWA series, I will go back to Riwenne and finish the two planned books for the Divine Warriors series. Expect more information about those books in a few months.

I’m excited to work on new stories and share them with you! There will be more regular updates here and on social media as well. You can also subscribe to my newsletter to find out more information as we get closer to the first release.

And on Friday, I’ll tell you about the creative project I started during my long absence. It’s been bringing me lots of joy and I hope you’ll find it fun!

Kristen

I'm an author, a blogger, and a nerd. I read and write fantasy.