State of the Author Address 2012
Wow, it’s really been a whole eight months? That’s really, really slack of me. Funny how a couple of weeks of putting off your work turns into the better part of a year. So, for making you all wait I’m sorry, and for those of you who were worried about me I’m even sorrier.
One of the strange things for me is the outpouring of concern, not just from the people who were regular commenters, but the anonymous fans as well who stopped lurking just to see if everything was okay. That you all care after all this time is actually really touching.
So I’m breaking my silence as well to tell you all that I’m fine. In fact I’m better than fine. Life is great! I know that the last time I posted one of these notices I was in a rough place – I was dealing with social anxiety, agoraphobia, depression, self-harm – but it’s really been turned around in a significant way. With the aid of medication and a lot of counseling I’m a person who actually likes herself, and I even manage to get out a lot.
It seems a strange thing to come along and say to people who’ve been fearing the worst, but really I’ve been away because things couldn’t be better. (Well, they could be – someone could help me evict my jerk of a neighbour who blasts AC/DC and Queen at ungodly hours of the night, every night, but you get my point.)
Should anyone want to shoot a message my way you’re free as always to leave a comment, or you could join up to my author fan page on Facebook, or even shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively I’m also regularly found lurking on Tallygarunga – The Australian Potterverse or BitterSweet Sanctum, both of which I recommend if you’re into RP because they’re a lot of fun with a strong sense of community.
(Kami, Mousie, you’re welcome. Now you both owe me linkbacks. )
You’ve also probably noticed a new theme on the Shimmerverse page. It doesn’t drift too far from the previous design, but let’s face it, it needed a change. Or, rather, I needed a change so I can get back into it. I’ve missed this place, and missed you guys, and already have #24 in the editing stages. So look forward to the return of Shimmer very, very soon!
Lots of love and laughs,