You may have noticed I’ve been relatively absent from social media and certainly absent from my blog. Or maybe you haven’t. No biggie.
Where have I been?
Mourning the loss of my mom. Much of my summer I was helping my stepdad and sister in caring for her as cancer robbed her of so much. On August 23rd, it robbed her and us of her life.
I was blessed to be very close to my mom. I know not all people are so fortunate. It’s made this all the much harder. I intentionally took the first month after her death to mourn. That month is now leaching into the next, but I can’t seem to keep the author hat on for any great length of time – the winds of grief blow it off when I’m least expecting it.
Thank you to all who’ve stuck with me and continue to stick with me. I’m determined to write for National Novel Writing Month in November. Whatever I produce may not be anything worth salvaging, but I *am* going to write.
Now the question: What?
Which would you rather read:
Sophie Mattersley‘s story, the fourth in the Magic of Love series, tentatively titled A Delicate Matter? Sophie was a rather surprise character in A Scandalous Matter. A number of you have asked for more about her – which of course makes me happy!
Or The Legendary Duke, the second in the Put Up Your Dukes series, featuring Gavin Knight, the Duke of Cortleon? He got about one sentence in The Demon Duke, but he’s familiar to several of that tale’s characters. His own story takes its inspiration from Gawain and the Green Knight. (And for fellow Merlin fans, yes, you’ll recognize Gwaine/Eoin Macken above, who’s serving as physical inspiration for Gavin!)
Vote in the comments!
So sorry for your loss, Margaret. Sending caring hugs. I think you should work on Legendary Duke. Handsome heroes are a great distraction. <3
Thank you, Darlene. I do agree, handsome heroes (like my husband) do wonders!
I’m so sorry for your loss, Margaret. Both stories sound wonderful, but I vote for the duke!
Hi Cathy – Thanks for the vote! Eventually both stories WILL get written, so no one need fear their vote is cast in vain. 😉 The Duke might win, though…
Very sorry to hear.
Yes, a Duke for me too.
I look forward to seeing your word count grow in November. I hope NaNo helps with your writer hat a little.
the legendary duke, can’t keep stop reading the first in the series!!!! Sorry about your mom, mine died in VA. on July 23rd from cancer.
I’m so sorry to hear you also lost your mom, Joni. It’s so very difficult, isn’t it? Thanks for voting for Gavin!
I’m terribly sorry about the loss of your mother. Can’t imagine the adjustment/transition. Sending you thoughts of love and compassion.
Now, with regard to the business of the Duke of Cortleon, shall we make a go of that?! My vote is with him :-).
Thank you so much. I promise you, the Duke of Cortleon will get his story, but for now, I’m working on A Delicate Matter, the fourth in my Magic of Love series. 🙂