Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Connie Flynn Goes A.W.O.L.

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This just in . . . Connie Flynn, Basic Track Instructor for Bootcamp for Novelists Online, will go AWOL beginning March 10.

Not the usual AWOL, I suppose.  I mean, a person’s not supposed to give notice when they go AWOL, are they?

But it was time.  In November I blogged that my heart was in my writing and since then I’ve worked to finish my fantasy novel – yes, I’m still working on that one – and on getting my out of print books up on Amazon, plus pull two other finished mysteries into shape to publish.  Every time I turned around, the demands of teaching the Bootcamp and my college classes interfered, making my progress very slow.  Finally it came to a head, and after some heart to heart conversations with family members and close friends I eventually concluded I couldn't do it all.

I decided to take a six month leave of absence from Bootcamp for Novelists.   I’m rescheduling my upcoming classes and will return on September 7 with Sparkling Dialogue, followed by Punch Up Your Prose.  Come the new year (yes, 2013, how quickly time flies) I’ll resume the Four Pillars of Structure. Registration will remain open for those classes and I will offer 2-4 course package discounts.

In the meantime I’ll be busy finishing the book that’s been burning in my heart for so long and will keep in touch with former students and future students through the Bootcamp Bunker.   I now might even find time to take in some movies or spend a day at the mall and there will definitely be more lunches with family and friends.

So see you in September.  I’ll be looking refreshed.

P.S.  Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of my debut paranormal novel, SHADOW ON THE MOON.


catslady said...

Good for you! I really enjoy debut books and finding new authors. I wish you all the best!

catslady said...

Good for you! I really enjoy debut books and finding new authors. I wish you all the best!

catslady said...

Well blogger really liked my post lol - sorry, don't know how that happened.

Connie Flynn said...

Well, it's nice to have three visitors even if it's the same person. LOL. Thanks for stopping in to comment and you may be the winner of my book.

Connie Flynn said...

Before the day is over I need the let all Bootcamp fans know that Linda Style will still be offering her courses. We aren't shutting down; I'm just putting my energies in a different direction for a while.

Estella said...

Hope you come back refreshed and ready to go!

Connie Flynn said...

Thank you Estella. What a nice thing to say. Hopefully it will also b e with lots of finished books in my portfolio.

Kim Watters said...

I know the feeling Connie. Good luck and I'll see you soon.

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi Connie! I know what ya mean. It seems like once you become a writer you never have enough time to do everything you want.