Dear Simple Man readers,
It is with great regret that I must inform you all that I will be unable to continue with most of the stories that I have been working on. Over the last few months much has happened and I have had to make many hard decisions.
About a month ago, my computer crashed and I lost everything. All the stories that I had been working on, chapters to update, and other works that I had yet to even post. (I even lost all the baby pictures of my son.) We were unable to save anything, and it is very despairing to have lost everything so suddenly. Most of you understand that it take a lot of time and effort to bring to life the writing on a page, and when I lost everything it hurt. I will admit that I was very depressed that we were unable to recover anything to the point that my husband went out and bought me a new computer to try and cheer me up. (He tries.)
Along with losing everything on the computer, I have been rather sick. I suffer from Crohn's, and for the last 12 years I have been in remission. However the last few months it has come back full force and I have been having to deal with the pain, even having to go to the ER. Unable to eat much and spending most of my days resting. It's hard to find time to write, when I also have my son to look after. The only up side to the liquid diet is the weight lost! (I have been wanting to lose weight for a while now, however this wasn't the way I wanted to do it, but I'm trying to look for the good side in this.)
Last but not least, I have been working on a very personal project. Writing a book. Unlike writing fan fiction, writing a book take much more time and effort. Having to spend time developing each and every character, plot and outcome. With the help of my father, he has been able to make contact with some editors and publishers who have shown an interest in the plot, I can only hope to write something new and fresh or everyone to read.
I am unsure how long it will take to finish the book, but I know that it's going to take time.
I am very thankful to all my readers, those of you who have reviewed and have added me to their alert list, and even their favorite list. With all the feedback, good and bad, it has helped make me a better writer, and I can only hope to grow as I continue to work on this new project.
If you would like to learn more, or been informed about the book once it comes out, please let me know through a e-mail or review, and I will contact you. I do try to respond to everyone, however it may take time.
If all goes well this is not a goodbye, but the opening to another chapter. I do hope to pick up on the stories and bring them to an end at some point, I'm just unsure when that till happen.
I love you all so very much, and thank you for all your support and understanding.