Liz, that’s a lot of short books. I want a full-length standalone already.
Girl. Guy. Me too.
For those of you who have been following my author journey, you’ll know I’ve been pretty candid about the health issues I’ve been dealing with since 2016. For those unfamiliar, you can read here and here, and pretty much all over my social media.
For the tl;dr version: I have post-concussion syndrome from a work accident I had in 2016. My brain is recovering slowly from the incident. Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, pain, cognitive fatigue — all excellent stuff for someone who makes a living on the computer. Screens are especially tiring, and tend to trigger my symptoms. I’ve been making really great progress as of this page going live (August 2017), but I’m working on not pushing myself so much that I set my recovery back.
With that in mind, I made the decision to only work on and publish novella-length works. Anything under 40K is basically on the table right now. It’s easier to write in its entirety. It’s easier for me to deal with in the editing and revision stages. It’s easier on my wallet, who is suffering with me not being able to physically work full-time as I recover. Essentially, it means I can actually publish something more than once per year.
I’d love to write my full-length babies. However, I gotta put the ol’ brain first. Therefore, for the next little while, it’ll be novella-length works that get published until I’m confident I can handle full-length pieces. It isn’t a marketing tactic to rip my readers off by making you pay for increments of a full story. It’s literally the best I can do with the circumstances.
I appreciate your time, patience, and love. So does my brain.