Writerly Wednesday: Sorry for Vanishing

Hi guys! This #WriterlyWednesday, I want to apologize for ignoring my blog.

A lot has been going on. I’m going hard at the third rewrite of my new romance, which now has a working title: Since Vientiane. This story has all the elements I love: travel, serendipity, hot chemistry, and plenty of color. I wanted to take some of my own experiences in Southeast Asia and twist them into something even better. It still has a long way to go, but it’s a solid book now, which is exciting!

I’ve been brainstorming a lot of new ideas I’m not sure how to get into just yet. This is a strange time in my life. Removing myself from the dating scene has been a valuable experience that has given me new perspectives. It’s a lot to process, so that’s what I’ve been doing. Processing, thinking, growing, praying, expanding, brainstorming–and working my ass off so I can build the life I want.

I hope to put out a lot of entertaining stuff for you guys, but the process is slow and frustrating. I have so many projects planned that I could work 24/7 for the next decade and still only put a small dent in what I want to do. And that’s just when it comes to the books.I also want to blog, not just to promote my books but to have the chance to help people in some small way.

You guys come here and read my blogs every single day, and that makes me happy. Thank you for your support. I hope you’ll hang in there and give me the chance to get back into this one day soon.

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Writerly Wednesdays: Cultivation

This is my first attempt at a #writerlywednesday! I’m going to aim for twice a month. Sometimes, the world of copywriting calls, and I have to focus on maternity clothing or bail bond companies. Today, I got to write about Burlington, Vermont, and how amazing it is there. I love my day job. It’s like traveling. I’d still rather spend my time writing novels, and whenever I can, that’s what I’m thinking about.

Word of the Moment: Cultivation

I’ve been abusing this word lately. I want to cultivate. I want the visions to become clear, prayers to be answered, and the path to make itself obvious.

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What are you cultivating?

I want something to continue to fruition and explode all over my world. I want to write books—so many books.

Romance Stuff: A Sexy Travel Adventure

I started a new romance novel this month. I was working on the paranormal love story, but I kept getting the nagging feeling that this wasn’t the time. It’s one of the ideas I’m most excited about, but it’s complicated. I want to make sure I get it just right. There’s going to come a time when I’m flooded with inspiration for it, I’ll just have to reconnect with the muse.

I started thinking about my trip to Asia. As I mentioned in my blog about packing light for Thailand, I didn’t bring a camera along on my trip. The memories are getting further in the distance. I don’t want to lose them, so why not use them to influence a few blogs–or a new book?

This was one of those instances when I just suddenly saw it. Sometimes I see a single character like that, or a scene, but this time I saw the whole story. Probably because I had my real-life experiences to base it on. The characters will follow a similar path through southeast Asia, but I won’t say more, because it still has a long way to go.

Happy #WriterlyWednesday everyone! 🙂

Andi