I'm so sorry I've been so busy, I really haven't had a chance to write much. We are closing on the house in Cripple Creek and I am so excited, but it's been a difficult process. It's been stressful and slightly overwhelming... Let's just say I will so relieved when we're finally done with buying a house. At least it's a dream home. Otherwise this wouldn't be worth it. Especially with needing a survey of the property (which is four different plots of land combined together) to plan the fencing for my horses. It's been a hassle and a half.
Speaking of my horses, I am happy to say that Durango and Molly are doing very well. In addition to doing Liberty Work with both, I decided to saddle up Durango and see if he trusts me enough to let me ride him and he did! It was just a short 20 minute jaunt but we are building our relationship and I want him to want me on his back. He did great, didn't try to buck and listened to my commands. Molly followed us, which made him a bit nervous as she wasn't saddled or haltered but he eventually calmed down enough for us to circle the 14 acres and ride back to the shed where I store my saddle and tack. Molly is doing really well. Despite what a jerk of a farrier said, she is the most gentle, sweet horse and nothing will change my mind.
Other than that, the kids had their second day of school with the Spanish Immersion Charter program and they had a better time. It's an adjustment but I think it will be worthwhile for them to experience this educational opportunity. It will also help maintain regularity over the moving process. They're also making friends here, which is great since it's been a struggle to get them social around here. I can't wait to get settled because I already found a family up there with kids close in age for us to hang out with. They also homeschool so I'm hoping they'll know other families as well. That's how you build community: one family joining another joining another.
I did get invited to do an author interview last week, which is exciting and I'll be sure to post the link when I've got it. It was my first author interview and I hope I sound like... well, not this. I'm not great at the blogging thing but I did want to update you all about Descend. I have written about 10k words so far (which is great for a new project). I'm looking forward to meeting Madoc's Special Friend soon. He's my ultimate favourite character, which is funny because he wasn't even in my head when I began writing "The Children of Lilith Series" this year.
Among other things, I did host a Giveaway and a fellow writer named Betty won! I sent her a free signed copy of Ascend. I'm also doing an Ebook Giveaway, so check my Twitter for the deets.
Other than that, just continuing to live my life as best I can and hope that it all works out. Much love.