I've been going back and forth about a decision regarding Mississippi Heat. Mainly because I'm struggling with not only the words but the time and the creative mentality to write those words to the best of my ability.
That being said, I've made the decision to delay the release of this book until a later date.
When I set out to write this book, quite some time ago, I had no idea how much my life was going to change during the time I'd be trying to write it. The end of July and most of August were challenging, due to the first anniversary of losing my father. Not only was it his passing, but his birthday was in August (just after he passed, in fact), as is the wedding anniversary of my parents. There was a lot to deal with and I'm not ashamed to say I've struggled a lot in my dealing with this event in my life. Some days are better than others and other days I struggle to make it out of bed.
Add this to working full-time, going back to school for certification for said job, the admin/business side of the writer deal, plus everyday home life things, and I hit the edge of burnout. My brain had to let something go and, unfortunately, it's been the writing. The words just aren't coming to me, despite my desperate wish to be able to write them.
I want to make sure I'm giving you all the best story I possibly can. In order to do that, I feel I need to delay the release of this book. This post is not to say that Mississippi Heat will no longer be written. I absolutely still plan on going forward with this story. It just won't be released this October as I had planned. I haven't set a new release date yet and probably won't until I know I'm much closer to finishing the manuscript. As soon as I have a new date to share, you'll be the first to know.
Thanks for being patient with me,