Over the last few months, I've been working on finishing the final edits and formats of Gravesend, Children of Lilith Series Book Four. I've had six sets of eyes on the entire book from concept to creation, and now it is nearly ready for its release.
As most of you know, this book took considerably longer to finish due to a severe depression on my part. I struggled with purpose and meaning as I processed the death of my abusive mother over the last year plus. I am openly saying this because through it all, Gravesend and the twins have been on my mind, and all I want is to continue this adventure I started over three years ago with Ascend, Children of Lilith Series Book One.
I'm in therapy with no specific goal except to find my way out of the darkness enveloping me. I know it will take time, and despite how much I fight with staying still, I am trying to learn how to be okay with not being okay.
The kids are doing very well in school. The oldest has her very first cheer competition next month, so I'm excited to see how she does. Kid the second is struggling with his peers and bullying, but he knows I am always in his corner, and we are looking at a technical high school for him next year instead of typical public school as he seems to thrive with task-oriented learning. Mini-me, aka kid the third, has been killing it at soccer. I've been her coach this season and out of six games, they've lost only one. We have two left and I'm sure they'll do awesome. It's been really fun to teach them my favorite game. Last but not least, the youngest is talking. Not a lot, mind you, but WORDS ARE COMING OUT OF HIS MOUTH!!! We still have a long way to go but we're getting there.
In the meantime, I am working on my next Children of Lilith Series book: Contend, which will pick up right after the events in Gravesend conclude. This is the arc trilogy of the series so expect a lot of chaos. I am also brainstorming a book about a thirty-five year old woman who survives the apocalypse, and of course, continuing to dabble with the Spare's Heir. Hopefully by the time my publication date for Contend rolls around, I will have a stand-alone novel out as well.
welp, that's all for now.