MY NEW hobby

It’s been more than a year since my last post… and what a year+ it’s been.

What’s the deal? I don’t feel like writing. Not journal entries. Not blog posts. Not short stories. Not novels. Not even the one I’m almost finished with.

2020 was a giant cloud of stress–personally and professionally. I’ve been very busy with my full-time job (which I actually enjoy). In my free time, I’ve been practicing self-care. My sanity and happiness is currently more important that how many words I can write in a day or how many books I can publish in a year.

I think 2021 will be much of the same. I’m shifting gears right now and considering writing my new hobby… and not a business that I’ll be actively marketing or promoting.

Am I quitting writing? No.

Am I scrapping my books in progress? No, but they may change when my brain is focused on that again.

Am I abandoning my characters? Hell no.

Do I have any ETAs on the next book? Positively no.

When the world opens up, will I be attending signings? Not this year.

Will I ever write Steven’s series? Also, probably no. (Sorry. I’m so far removed from that story that it’s morphed into 20 different things by now.)

This year will be even more personally stressful, but also very exciting because I AM LEAVING TEXAS! I’m taking my cat (oh, yeah! I got a cat!) and we’re moving to Virginia in August. I’ve thought long and hard about this decision, and it’s time. My family is there and I feel like I’m missing out on some of the best years of our lives. I’ll get to keep my job, too, which makes it nice to still have some familiarity combined with a whole lot of new things.

Anyway, I thank everyone for coming along on this journey. I know some of you may not have the patience to stick around, but know that I’ve always appreciated your interactions with me, your reviews, your book purchases and the time we have spent together.

I will be back. I just don’t know when. In the meantime, if you want your friends to start reading my books, I’ve lowered the prices on all of them to 99¢ each from now until… some date (or maybe always).*

Until then, eyes to the sky. Love ya.

*You may have to give Amazon until February 2 for all the prices to officially change. I can’t control that part. 🙂

6 thoughts on “MY NEW hobby

  1. THIS IS SO EXCITING!!!!!!

    Will you by my RVA friend????

    On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 7:26 PM Lori L. Otto, author wrote:

    > Lori L. Otto posted: ” It’s been more than a year since my last post… > and what a year+ it’s been. What’s the deal? I don’t feel like writing. Not > journal entries. Not blog posts. Not short stories. Not novels. Not even > the one I’m almost finished with. 2020 was a gia” >

  2. Reading your work, getting to know you, spend a bit of time with you and the Holland Bubble gals will forever be a high light in my life. I know I am not alone in this. Your words and presence is the book world is sorely missed. But, being true to yourself has to be first. Just know the Bubble will never be far away cheering you on. Good for you Poppit!!! Until we meet up again. Sending the best to you. ❤️

  3. Dear Lori, Thank you so much for the update. I’m so pleased that you are moving closer to your family. I think that the last year has reminded us all of what is most important in our lives. I have never met you, yet your words and stories have touched me like no other. I have wondered how you have been throughout the year, and now that I know you are well, and going to be surrounded by loved ones, I can let go of the piece that has been worried about you. May your journey bring you peace of mind, peace of body and peace of soul. I wish you only the best. I remain a really big fan! Rochelle Haber

    Sent from my iPhone

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    1. Rochelle, thank you so much for the kind words!! I’m so sorry you were worried about me. I should have done a better job with updates… and I’ll try to do better in the future. Thank you so much for reading!!

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