Writing for me boils down to one thing: passion, the drive to tell my stories. To stay authentic, to keep being myself, that passion has to drive all my writing decisions.
With my boys gone, I left the day job to write full time. I took on a few more freelance clients to pay the bills, but mostly I’m savoring every moment of living in this story world. Perhaps not being able to write for a while made me appreciate it that much more.
My publisher for Distortion and Retribution has been inactive for a while now. First, I have to say that Buzz Books USA was very good to me. They empowered me to get out there and share my book. With their help and a ton of hard work, Distortion achieved some success. Now they’ve reverted my rights and it has gone out of print.
Some of the other Buzz authors are self-publishing their books rather than leaving them out of print. Several writer friends have advised me to do that, others advised me to wait. I could not feel passionate about diving into the re-release of my last book when my head and heart are fully immersed in the new one. Distortion will be available as long as one used print copy remains for sale. If someone is looking for it, they can buy it, but I’ll not be promoting it at all. The reader will have to be seeking it out by word of mouth and I’m okay with that.
In the meantime I will finish The Paradox Heist at my pace, without a deadline. I’ll find a home for it. My articles and short stories will continue to come out regularly. When they’re online, I’ll paste them in the side bar.
But mostly, I’ll just write. Pure delight.
P.S. The painting featured above is Pigeon with Green Peas, a Picasso stolen from a Paris museum in 2010. If you see it in real life, call the FBI. In my next book, it’ll start the adventure.