Getting back to life...if it's still out there (Brenda Hiatt)

 I don’t know about you, but to me September has always felt like a time of new beginnings. Maybe because I spent so many years in school? The air seems to hold a new freshness after the dog days of summer, the sky looks a little bluer and the leaves are just beginning to hint at turning color. This fall is a little different, of course, just like everything else is different this year. But it’s nice to know the seasons will keep on changing year after year, regardless of what we flawed humans do. 

September usually gives me a sense of anticipation, and this year is no different in that sense. If anything, that’s even stronger, since I have a brand new book releasing next month! It’s up for pre-order as of a couple of days ago, and my sense of relief is enormous. This book took me a LOT longer to write (and revise) than normal, but it’s finally finished. With my editor’s & beta readers’ notes in hand, I’m doing one last edit/polish and then…

Back to life? Here’s hoping!

At the very least, I want to get back to taking evenings and at least partial weekends OFF, catching up on reading, TV/movie watching, etc. Okay, yes, the pandemic is still here, but I’m looking for more ways to connect virtually with readers, other writers & friends/family. Holiday planning, birthday planning, house stuff—lots of projects were put off, but I feel like it’s time to start making those happen…carefully. 

And though I may start THINKING about my next book, I currently have no plans to actually start writing it until 2020 is in my rear-view mirror. I know I’m not the only one looking forward to that! 

Convergent, the next book in Brenda’s Starstruck series, releases October 27th and is currently available for pre-order!


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