So, I skipped my last two posting days, mostly on accident. I have a reminder set up to post, and I saw it, both times, and thought, oh, I’ll get to that later. Then later never happened and I missed it. And that’s the way it goes sometimes. I mean, I was beaten with a stick, because hey, we’re evil, but nothing truly terrible came of it.
But for me, that’s kind of a problem. I need those consequences. I need the deadlines and the push to achieve. Not that I’m a procrastinator and need the last minute surge of adrenaline to get things done – I’m not. But I need there to be meaning in achieving something. Because apparently letting down my fellow ELEWers isn’t sufficient to make it happen (Sorry guys).
And that’s probably why I’ve been slacking off on normal writing as well. I don’t currently have any deadlines, I don’t have anything under contract (which I arranged because I needed a break), but now apparently I need something to get me going again. I need to be held accountable to something, or else I’m liable to maybe not write anything ever again.
So this is me, telling the world that I’m going to start writing again, start submitting again, and start getting my shit together again. Don’t let me go back on my word, internet!
Skye became the black sheep of her university’s literature department when she announced that what she really wanted to do for her senior thesis, instead of writing a thought-provoking essay on the deeper meanings of James Joyce, was to write a romance novel. They gave in, however, and the rest is history. As a result, Skye learned more than she ever thought possible about the inner workings of the publishing industry and off and on, given her schedule, pursued publication of both her senior thesis and other novels she’s written along the way.
Skye has many names and almost as many personalities to go with them. As Melinda Skye, she writes Romantic Suspense, Urban Fantasy, and Young Adult. As Skye Forbes, she may (or may not) have saved the world a few times over. In her real life, under another different name, Skye is a lawyer. And yes, if you ask nicely, she might help keep you out of jail. Or put you in it. It depends on her mood.
Skye lives in California, with her husband, brand new daughter, and menagerie of animals.