Shannon Stacey

Postpartum Empty Nest syndrome

I think that whole ‘giving birth to books as babies’ thing only works if you get to give birth to the child, then drop it off at college on your way home. It’s done. Released into the wild and now all I can do is hope I raised it right.

Now I’ve got nothing in my “dates to remember” section over there in the sidebar. I have two more contracted books, but they don’t have release dates. And they’re…less than finished. So I’m wandering around (literally and cyberly) trying to figure out what to focus on.

Yeah, those two unfinished ones would be good. *g* I’ve been naughty in the last few days and worked on the sequel to 72 Hours, but I need to stop that. (Although, since the two I need to be working on are both erotic and both dark, I might use Gallagher to balance out the muse when she’s in the mood to be light and fun.)

Once again so much stuff ended up on my plate, the secret projects fell by the wayside. Or perhaps I just haven’t built up the confidence yet to step off the porch and try to run with the big dogs.

Wow, am I a barrel of monkeys today or what? It also occured to me I never finished the behind the scenes page for 72 Hours. Eeek. I should finish that today instead of wandering around aimlessly.

5 comments to “Postpartum Empty Nest syndrome”

  1. Sherry
      · June 22nd, 2006 at 1:13 pm · Link


    Since I’m not a writer I can’t know what it’s like to write or publish a book. However as a reader I can you that you with 72 Hours you “raised it right”

    72 Hours was fantastic and I’m thrilled :cheer: that there will be a sequel with Gallagher.

    I posted a reveiw at mybookstoreandmore (sorry I don’t know how to make it a link) and on my blog.

  2. Charlene
      · June 22nd, 2006 at 4:10 pm · Link

    I was looking for the Behind the Scenes yesterday! :whip: I like your plan, switch off on the dark and light stuff. I don’t like to do dark back to back. Okay, not that my dark is all THAT dark, but still. :roll: And when you’ve finished up your contracted projects, you can expect a few less than gentle prods to get going on those secret projects…:penguin:

  3. Shannon
      · June 22nd, 2006 at 10:20 pm · Link

    Thank you so much, Sherry! Not only for the awesome blog review , but for taking the time to post it on MBaM! That was wonderful! :kiss:

    Oooh, prodding, Charli? Probably not the good kind, I guess. :neener:

  4. Keishon
      · June 23rd, 2006 at 9:53 pm · Link

    I just finished reading 72 hours and enjoyed it very much and my next question was gonna be….is there a sequel because I really enjoyed Alex and Grace and the gang. Good job. I’ll make sure to leave a review at My Bookstore and More, too.

  5. Shannon
      · June 23rd, 2006 at 10:04 pm · Link

    Thank you so much, Keishon! I loved your review, and it would be great if you had a moment to add it to MBaM. That’s one of my favorite features of their bookstore, and I hope it really catches on with readers. :thumb:

    And there will definitely be a sequel. I really love Gallagher. His heroine…well, I might dump her and find him someone new. Unless she grows a personality really quick. ;)

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