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’m devoting most of my free time to writing–and 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 brought my book to the market well and empowered me to help promote it. 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. I have decided to wait. 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 doing promotions at this time.
In the meantime I will finish Tricks of Light. 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.