The Lost (Golden) Boy and Abandonment Issues (and NaNoWriMo)

A few days ago I got a message from a fan of Teasing The Golden Boy that stopped me short like a bullet to the heart:

"Have this story been abandoned?"

Five little words. They almost made me cry. No! I wanted to scream, I will never abandon my favorite two boys in the whole wide world! And how could I? They haven't had their happy ending yet!

But, to my shock, I notice that the last time I've updated was *gasp* three months ago! NOOO!

So, before I make lofty promises of "updating soon" etc. etc. (because I know I'll break them), let me instead explain why I've been absent for so long.

  1. I started a new job. Actually, I started a new job four months ago, and then added another side job to that a month later, so I have two jobs and no time and what is a girl supposed to do? I can't eat peanut butter sandwiches for the rest of my life!
  2. I'm still writing every day, but the thing is, I really want to have my things published. After I wrote Virgin Skin, I felt that I might have a decent chance so I searched for ebook publishers in the homoerotic genre. That's what I've been working on in the little time I've had between work. It's much harder to write like this, let me tell you...
  3. And NaNoWriMo starts today. TODAY! I've always wanted to write a proper book, and it looks like a lot of fun, so I've already made up my mind that I'm doing it. That thought makes me shudder with nerves and anticipation, because it's damn scary. 

But the idea of not writing Teasing The Golden Boy for another month makes me feel nauseous, so I'm thinking of sneaking some of my current stories in there -- after all, no one reads the actual story you write in the end. The only rules are that it has to be new work, and you have to have written those new 50 000 words between 1 & 30 November. See? Piece of cake! *cough*

So hold on for just a little bit longer. Some wise woman once said, "You can do anything you want, but you can't do everything you want." That's so frustrating, because it's so true.

I wish I could just write my current stories and write new stories and be all superfast and supergood 'cause that would make everyone happy but we know life doesn't work that way.

So. Patience.

That's all I ask for.



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