As I type this blog, New York State is still “paused,” although that is scheduled to begin easing in some parts of the state at any moment.
I shared my day job situation in an earlier blog post. One of the things I deal with every day at the day job is despair. Some of the accounts I handle are scared they won’t survive the Pause.
My husband comes home every night and turns on the news to hear the latest on the Pause and global reactions to the pandemic. More despair.
I am in despair overload. I cannot face the despair of my characters as they struggle to overcome adversity in the story, even though none of it is real.
I reached out to my editor and my publisher and explained the situation to them. They, being the wonderful people they are, completely understand.
I hope that you, my readers, will understand, too.
This doesn’t mean Besieged by the Moon has been abandoned. It means I want it to be the best book it can be, and right now, my brain isn’t in a place where I can make that happen.