It’s been a while since I’ve written anything on my blog. During the last blog tour, I went in overdrive writing guest posts, which is great, but in doing so, I neglected my book for a bit. So, instead of writing posts for my own blog, I’ve been working on book two of my Downer series. I’ve also been writing music and the script for the musical I am experimenting with (we’ll see how that goes).
Now, I have another blog tour coming up at the end of June, but it won’t be as intensive as the last tour.
But I’ve been plugging away with book number two, which is (for the moment) titled Rise of the Branded.
And this Saturday, I will be at the Thousand Islands Book Festival in Cape Vincent, NY with a bunch of other authors.
So… what happened to our family in May?
Well, we had a Great Family Sickness for at least a week. There was Mother’s Day. I can’t really think of much else except that the month seemed difficult. We were discouraged by some things. The kids were really hard to deal with at times. My wife had a hard time at her job. Life seemed a little bleak.
But what this bleakness did for us is to make us see that we need to get back on track with some things that we had let grow stagnant, so now we’re trying to rectify that.
And, the month of May wasn’t all bad… some good things did happen. We previewed one of the songs from the new musical at our church talent show. The two year old is just full of funny little things that she’s started doing, and we’ve started doing fun summer stuff with the girls, like going to little local festivals, eating frozen yogurt, and exploring little vacation towns.
I’m just going to consider it a Sabbatical. So, starting next week I will try to remain vigilant and keep this updated at least two times a week.
Scott Keen is the author of three young adult fantasy novels, Scar of the Downers and Rise of the Branded. His third and final book of the Scar of the Downer series, War of the Downer King, will be released in July 2019.