I have been quite lately. Well, quieter.  I am a loud person, my twitter feed is a testament of that. However, as the election crept closer and closer my anxiety has been ratching up and my productivity has been plummeting.  I wanted to be published so badly this year I pushing myself into a major burnout and a breakdown.

This is one of the reasons I had to put ‘The Bipartisan Affair’ on the back burner.  As I look back at this year, I realized that I am just not cut out to write out long fiction.  I have ADHD and mix that with my anxiety I just don’t have to do anything longer than 10k.  I am going to stop fighting my brain and just raise the white flag.

I also self-reflected, I realized that I have too many irons in the fire. I got too many responsibilities and I need to cut down the unnecessary things out of my life and do the bare minimum.  So, I’m cutting my blogging down a lot.  I am not going to do a lot of a blogging for a bit because as much as I love writing ‘The Monthly Tea’, it takes a lot of energy to do the research and compile it into a blog post.

On top of everything else, I have decided since my kid’s school district is low-key trying to force my kids to go back even though it could risk their health and safety.  So, I am forced to take matters in my own hands and homeschool my kids. It’s a lot of work on top of everything else I have to do.  This is the reason why I cutting out a lot of stuff of my professional life.

As for NaNoWriMo. I am not doing the official challenge.  I will be concentrating on finishing the first draft of ‘A Princely Problem’ and at the same time I will be working on the editing for ‘The Devil’s Bargain’.  People on my Rian Fox newsletter will get more updates on that later.

I am also happy to announce that I am doing an interview with USA Best Selling Romance Author Jess Michaels for her podcast ‘Journeys of Romance’.  Keep your ears out for that one dropping into your podcast app some time soon.

I just want to take this moment to thank everyone of you who keep reading my emails, who give me money, support, and love.  You peeps are the ones that keep me going even in these dark times. I want all of you to get out there and vote, keep safe, and remember that we are in this thing together.

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