Back from bereavement leave, with lots of hope

By now you are probably wondering if I’ve fallen off the face of the earth (I haven’t!) or if Once Upon My Mind even exists (it does!)

Just as I was getting my computer problems sorted, I lost my biggest fan, my mother, to cancer this past June. In the months since, I’ve been coping with the help of my gracious God, all 10 seasons of Stargate SG-1, and preparations for a few author appearances in the coming weeks (more about them to come!) I haven’t forgotten about Once Upon My Mind, though.

You see, this book that I started all the way back in high school has always remained at heart the story of a teenage girl who has lost her mother and is trying to start a new chapter in her life. I had no idea when I got the idea for the story back in 2004 that this story was for me, to prepare myself for the day I never wanted to imagine.

Realizing this has made me also realize my book is missing a lot of emotional verisimilitude. I would like to beg your indulgence to go through the draft one more time so this can be added to the book. I pray that once Once is released this fall, it will be a spark of hope to you in a world that feels full of bad news and (seemingly) bad apples.

To reward you for your patience during my bereavement leave, I will have the long-awaited Part 2 of my “The Making of Time and Tenacity” blog series posted next week! Until then, have a wonderful weekend and…

keepcalm

Yeah, I totally have a new source of memes.

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