Post Creation Blues and Another Finished Book

On Friday I finished my current WIP, and my seventh novel. The working name I’ve been going with is “Slave to the Bottle” but I’m really not sure I’m going to stick with it since it has a connotation I don’t like. The story however, I really love and I think it came out exactly the way I wanted it.

Can you guess from the name what it’s about? I’ve been super secretive about this one and no one really knows the theme, but this is the biggest clue I’ve given so maybe you can guess.

I’m taking a few days off before starting to work seriously on the Rise of the Sadecs sequel. I am feeling the ‘end of book’ sadness right now that I often deal with when I’ve finally wrapped up a book. It can be fairly intense emotionally and it will take me a few days to move past it.

I think it’s deeper this time because this book is a stand-alone so their story has ended–at least for now. Who knows what the future will bring but their HEA seems fairly complete to me at this point.

I realized that people might not know that it is a normal and common thing to feel empty and down after finishing a creative work that’s taken a long time, so I whipped up one of my Subby Writer Woes memes to cover it and I thought I’d drop a quick post here to share it with you.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Blog post: Be careful with your vagina

This is an unplanned post. It was meant to be just a quick thing but I got wrapped up in researching so it ended up being a little more detailed than I had planned. I wanted to put this out there, because of this article which I see making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter. The headline says “Women be warned: DON’T put ice lollies in your vaginas to cool down in UK heatwave, say docs” Well, then.

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