It’s been months and months…

It’s been months and months… since I’ve had a moment to stop and smell the roses, lie in the sunshine and just relax or even spend time daydreaming. It wouldn’t be so bad if the writing was going well. But it isn’t. I rarely say that. But so much else has intruded right now that I can’t get back to my wip. That really means there is something wrong with my wip. Sadly I don’t know what that is yet. I will figure it out but in the meantime there is so much else going on in my life I can’t seem to find the time (interpret that as anything is better than a wip that won’t move.)

However it’s not all avoidance. My daughter is home from school because the teachers are on strike and have been for months. My vampire book is heading out today for final proofing then on to release. And I’ve been buried in multi author projects. And I mean buried!


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You’d think that after all these projects I’d have learned to say no – well I haven’t. Lol. There is a Halloween bundle coming with our lovely ladies Edie Ramer and Mary Hughes. I’m SUPPOSED to be in a Christmas bundle – but that means having an original Xmas themed novella written by like – October 17th! Not a problem normally – right now – it’s a big problem. 🙂

Still these bundles are a great way to meet wonderful new authors and reconnect with some of the old ones I’ve lost touch with. A writer’s world can be very isolated and lonely. Keeping in touch with others doing the same type of work is  a joy and keeps me on the pulse of the industry.

What do you do to stay connected? 



About Dale Mayer

Dale Mayer writes romantic suspense, with or without paranormal elements like TUESDAY'S CHILD (2011) and now young adult books in various genres like DANGEROUS DESIGNS (2011). Writing stabilizes her in a life gone wild! The other stabilizers? Cheesecake and her four cats! Of course, she's dreaming to think she'll get a piece cheesecake once her four kids find out she's been baking!
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4 Responses to It’s been months and months…

  1. Mary Hughes says:

    Hi Dale,

    Congratulations on all the great new releases! Your stories are so good, I am thrilled to see them getting the wide distribution of the boxed sets. I’m sorry to hear about the wip…knowing what’s the stumbling block is half the battle, having the time to deal with it is the other. Lol. I am just starting my next series book and it was cranking like a 30 year old engine on a frigid morning, and then I read a book that boxed set friend Edie Ramer loaned me, and the issue popped. So you’re absolutely right, keeping in touch with other authors through joint projects is great!

    • Dale Mayer says:

      Hi Mary,

      The stumbling block is a pain! It could be that I’m just tired and burnt out – although feeling a heck of a lot better now than I did a month ago when I wrote 4 books in less than 3 months. lol. I’m hoping now that my 6th vampire book is ready to go up next week I’ll be able to come back with a fresh perspective and blast that dratted block to pieces! 🙂

      Looking forward to the Halloween set – I do love spooky things in the night! 😉

  2. Edie Ramer says:

    Dale, I think I say NO more than you. lol But then you are a faster writer than I am. Good luck on the novella and your book. You can do it! (And isn’t it great that you didn’t have to write a new story for the Halloween box set?)

    And congrats on all the releases!

    • Dale Mayer says:

      Hi Edie,

      I remember a conscious decision over a decade ago where I realized I said no to the kids way to often and I determined to make as many of those yeses as I could. That carried into the other parts of my life. Generally I’m up for anything and everything – until I get tired – then it all looks like too much. Thankfully I’m feeling better now. 🙂

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