Over a year later…

I was shocked to see that I hadn’t published a blog post since December 2015. Needless to say, a lot has happened since then.

In the past 15 months, I’ve moved to a new city, changed jobs, increased from a part-time to a full-time student, lost over a hundred pounds, had my heart broken in the greatest way, and stopped writing altogether for most of my absence. Not many people want to talk about the daily struggle of a positive mindset, but it is very real. There have been many days and nights that I’ve broken down, that I’ve cried myself to sleep, that I’ve questioned everything, including my own purpose for existing.

The hard truth is, I’ve had to learn and to accept that I’m not superwoman, that I can’t do it all, and that I need to accept the things I cannot change. This past year-and-a-half has been the best and the worst of my life. It’s opened my eyes in so many ways, and broken my vision in so many others.

Focusing on the positive, I know who I am. I know what I’m made of. I know what I’m capable of. I know what I bring to the table. I know what I deserve. And, finally, I know what I want in life, and writing is a part of that.

Just this past month, I’ve finally picked up a pen and paper again. I’ve resumed working on a story I had started many years ago that began tugging at me to get written.

Additionally, I have picked back up on edits for the Vamp Chronicles. A lot of the story remains the same, but there have been some major changes to the details of this series, details that I felt needed to be altered to align with the message that I want to send to everyone who reads and loves them. (I’m in the process of getting the rights back from the publisher on these titles.)

I don’t have release dates, and I don’t want to make promises that I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to keep. But know that you are on my mind and in my heart. These characters have slowly been chipping away at the pain of this past year, and are an outlet I’m happy to have connected with once again.

To the readers I’ve lost, the readers who have remained, and the readers just discovering me, thank you. There has never been a single moment that I didn’t appreciate you. I know absence can create question marks and cast doubt, but rest assured, I am so incredibly grateful for each and every person that has ever read even a single sentence in any one of my titles. Thank you!

I don’t know what tomorrow holds. I don’t know a lot of things. But one thing I do know is that you will start to see fresh content from me soon, and a few old friends will be rediscovered in a brand new way as well.

Fingers crossed and prayers going up that it proves to be worth the wait!

-Christin

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26 thoughts on “Over a year later…

  1. Jennifer says:

    Christin you are and will always be my fav author!! Love ya girly and will pray for you everyday!! Thank you for the update on the story of Leka!! I am very happy you started writing again!! You are still awesome😘!!!

  2. Karen says:

    This is wonderful news! I have read every book/story you have ever written. I can’t wait to read more.
    God Bless you!

    Karen P.

  3. Sarah says:

    You are always worth the wait! You are one of my top favorite authors and I will continue to purchase and read anything you write or put out. I’m sorry life has been hard for you. I’m glad to know that you are trying to stay positive and always are an inspiration to me and others.

    • christinlovell says:

      Thank you. Life definitely isn’t for the faint of heart, but what doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger, right? I’m excited to get back to writing in a big way. Thank you for all of your support.Truly.

  4. Jennifer Perry says:

    I was wondering if you were ok. I missed sseeing the pictures ofof yoI and your kids on Facebook. I will pray for you and I hope that things are really looking up for you. I know it’s not easy. I can’t wait to see where you take Lexi and Kellan. And congratulations on the weight loss. I hope you have an amazing day and you will always be my favorite author.

    • christinlovell says:

      Thank you, Jennifer. I don’t really use Facebook all that much. I’m primarily on Instagram and Snapchat. Feel free to add me on either of those. My Instagram username is christinlovell, and my Snapchat username is angelcheekz. (Fun fact: angelcheekz was my AOL screen name back in high school. lol I still own the AOL e-mail for it.)

  5. Emily says:

    You are an amazing writer. I have almost all your books. I’m glad your alright. Your my favorite author. Always will be.

  6. Jessye says:

    Christin you were not and could never be forgotten. Understood the need to step back and take care of yourself. We all need that at times in our lives. Just glad to hear that your finding your passion again and can’t wait for your beautiful stories. Good health, love wealth for you and your family this 2017.
    Jessye

  7. alcat34 says:

    Thank you so much for this update Christin! Life has a funny way of getting crazy a little too fast. I adore your books and have been dying to read The Break of dawn for some time now! Your writing is an amazing escape. Please keep us up to date! xx

  8. Sharon Amadi says:

    Girl, I started reading you a few years ago. I was probably about 47/48 years old at the time. That goes to show you that you’re writing reaches a very broad audience. The only genre I just could not get into was the Vamp Chronicles and I guess you could say that’s just not me. I read a few of your Facebook or maybe it was a blog posts in the past and know that you have been through some struggles. And I was sorry to learn that Amazon turned out not to be a great friend in the end. You have an amazing talent, one that you should be able to make a living from. And I believe that you have a lot of fans who would gladly pay money to read your material. I don’t understand exactly why that is so difficult in this electronic age. In my mind it’s a simple as getting a PayPal account and charging your readers however much money it will cost to download a book. Clearly it’s more detailed than that. I really hope that you are able to write this year and put out content. I, for one, miss you especially the most recent genres that you have written. Amazon is still a go-to for me, but let me tell you, it’s got a lot of shit content. I just completed a book that I had a great storyline, but there were so many grammatical errors it was actually distracting from the storyline. I had a mind to reach out to the author until her I gladly proofer work for 50 bucks. Unfortunately this is the majority rather than the minority anymore. I appreciate the fact that your content was almond st always a good clean read. Not to mention your storyline was always well thought out. I miss you, girl. I really do. There has got to be a way for this to be easier for you. I hope to be reading you soon. Don’t forget us older gals out here! Would LOVE to read about a 40-something BBW. TAKE CARE!

  9. YvonneD26 says:

    I understand and appreciate all you have done and will do. Life teaches us we all have a path to travel and it’s rarely without a curve. But I miss you and I know you will pick up and go on ♥♥⭐♥♥

  10. Danielle Swails says:

    Hello Christine!

    I was just wondering if you know where I could get book 7 in Vamp Chronicles. I’ve looked everywhere and can’t seem to find it. I also can’t find it on Premuted Press.

    I’ve waited forever for this book to come out and I’m so excited to read it.

  11. Danielle Swails says:

    Sorry for spelling your name wrong. I was a little preoccupied with my newborn daughter as I was writing my last comment.

  12. Jordjah says:

    Hi Christin

    So glad you are finding your feet again. Can’t wait until the Vamp Chronicles series is back up on the Australian iBooks! I got half way through until they were no longer available and I’m dying to finish the series. If they ever become available to buy actual paper backs I’ll be first in to buy them. Thank you for being an amazing author and as your fans we are always here for you

  13. Gem says:

    Christinnnnnnnn! *squeals and shimmies* GIRL – so glad to have you back! Prayers going up so those blessings can come down! So funny that I saw this today, I just finished reading a Beary Merry Christmas for the 2 millionth time. I have a bunch of your work and love it. Summer nights is still one of my favs.

    I just read your post from last December, and now it’s making sense. Most of the authors I used to read, have disappeared or hardly publish (life gets in the way sometimes, understandable. Priorities!)
    And Christa stopped writing (sniffles) I was so sad when she sent out that email. If independent authors are going to another platform LET ME KNOW please. It seems like it’s much more difficult to find the quality that was on AM a year and a half to two years ago.

    Anywho, I hope your spirit continues to be uplifted. Your family is safe and healthy and that your heart is full or is on its way to filling back up booboo.

    Congrats on the weight loss! That journey is REAL.
    I hope you love your new location! Which has me thinking about the weather of mine. Hot as sweaty donkey balls one minute, monsoon the next. Lawd.

    Gem

  14. Sara says:

    I am so glad your coming back!! I have been a reader of yours for years now and I truly enjoy your works. I know exactly what you mean by having to be in the correct mindset to write. I have been there, and if your heart isn’t in it then the story won’t flow. You are an amazing person and I’m glad you haven’t given up on being an author. Life tends to pull us in a thousand different directions but fulfilling our dreams and being able to touch others is what makes every struggle count!!

    Much love and blessings to you and yours Christin!

  15. Yudith says:

    Hey, I started reading your books years ago, I got so busy things changed and I lost track of your books. I’m in love with the vamp chronicles and wanted to continue reading now that I got the chance but I haven’t been able to find them. I’m new on here and don’t know much of what happened but I hope you can get the rights back and hopefully then I can continue reading. I’m really looking forward to them.

  16. ClareP says:

    I found you over a year ago and loved your stories. I feel in love with the way you wrote. Then, you seemed to disappear. I was actually kinda worried something had happened. I started about a month ago rereading the books I have found from you and remembered why I loved you as a writer. I’d search the internet for books that had dissiapeard ( like black falls) and others. But even when I couldn’t find them I was still excited I could reread what you still willing had published.

    I looked you up again today and seeing this blog made me estatic. Why? Because, you have made it this far. From all the heartache, the depression, moving, changing jobs and so on. And that makes me want to shout from the rooftops how amazing you are! Do I want more books (cough cough bearing it all) sure? But even if you never write another book, that’s okay too. In the end, I’ll forever be a fan and cherish the books I do have by you. You’re an inspiration in more than one way.

    Best of luck!
    Clare

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