Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dunbury Park Has Been Delayed

I'm sure you've all been wondering where I've been since September when I said I would have the next book in the Ladies of Dunbury series out by Christmas...

Well, it hasn't been because I haven't tried.

Unfortunately, we finally (after four years) received the diagnosis that my mother has Alzheimer's disease (in the moderate category -- mild, moderate, severe). I am her primary caregiver and must be with her for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, take her to all her appointments, and shopping. So, my time for writing has been curtailed enormously.

My father (a proud and difficult man) will not allow for a home companion so the whole shebang falls on my shoulders. Not for my lack of trying, but he remains adamant. Needless to say, I don't have a lot of time to write. Actually, I don't have any time to write, which is also why you haven't heard from me since September. Even this blog has been curtailed.

I do want you to know that as of this date, I have 164 pages finished on the manuscript, nearly 2/3 done. However, I'm also trying to set up the next few books in the series through this one and the foreshadowing is difficult without being able to work consistently. I keep having to reread the entire thing every time I sit down at the computer. But I did want you to know that I haven't forgotten about it, nor am I giving up on it.

It just may take a little while longer than I anticipated. I don't want to tell you when because I would hate to disappoint you, but I'm shooting for Easter.

Forgive my silence, but now that the holidays are over, I thought you should be made aware of the circumstances of my absence.

Thank you for your continued support.

Anne Gallagher (c) 2017