Updates and the Like

Greetings dear Readers,

I’m often asked how long the writing process was in writing my first novel. Perhaps it’s easier to count the droplets of blood. Kidding…not really. But yes, kidding.

I started writing the first book of the Agria series close to seven years ago. And for the first five of those seven were spent writing, rewriting, deleting, editing, and probably crying. I’ve often said that editing was perhaps the hardest thing for me and while I was serious about becoming a better writer, it was often easy to become distracted. I’m so thankful for my editor, Mee Joo Rose, who stood by me and always saw my potential. I don’t know what I would have done without her.

Now that the first book is finally going to be published soon, I am in a state of gratitude. This is honestly something I knew would happen one day, but now that it’s almost here, I almost can’t believe it.

I want to thank everyone who has been on this journey with me. Thank you for keeping me focused, and for letting me unwind. I don’t know what I’d do without you.

Now for the particulars~ I haven’t been given a date as of yet, but I will keep you updated. ^^

I have just finished writing a final scene for the second installment of the Agria series, and when I finish polishing that up, it will be time to get back to the third book. I have it all mapped out; it just has to be written. ^^

In other news~

As for what I’m reading now, I’m still making progress on Invisible Man by Ellison, and I was gifted a copy of David Sedaris’ new book Calypso for my birthday from my dear friend Elizabeth. I still have a few other books in the queue, but I think I might bump up Sedaris’ book to the second position~ I love his writing, and he always makes me laugh.

I am a firm believer that if you can find a source of laughter, hold onto it. When I lived in the States, I would often look at greeting cards that made me laugh and keep them for the days when I needed to find a reason to smile. Korea is not really a country that does greeting cards in the humorous sort of fashion, so I miss that. I suppose that’s what we have memes for though, right? And I do have a few memes saved on my phone if I need a chuckle or two.

I hope you’re smiling wherever you are, and if you’re not, find a meme or a funny card in a store~find your joy.