Inside: The Latest News From Bestselling Fantasy Author Shannon McRoberts

Jun 28, 2020 4:26 am

News & Updates from USA Today Bestselling Author Shannon McRoberts


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I'm Sorry I've Been MIA

, I hope this email finds you well!

For me, 2020 is kind of a dumpster fire of emotions.  Just when I started to see the light at the end of the tunnel of the pandemic, the US erupted with unrest over our continued problems with systemic racism and cries for a much needed change.    

The world sometimes is just too much when you are sensitive.  I’m sure some of you are like that’s not a real thing, but believe me when you can feel other people’s emotions it can be paralyzing.  Like a cold, heavy, downpour flowing over you quickly causing you to not be able to catch your breath.  I’ve had to step back from social media and news for the most part.  I haven’t felt like doing much of anything other than working at the day job and playing a video game.  Some days, like today, I stayed in bed until almost noon.

I’m not depressed in the traditional sense, but I do often feel like a drained battery struggling to recharge.  I’m tired of people treating other people poorly.  Nothing sums it up any better than the line from The Green Mile: “Mostly, I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world...every day. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head...all the time. Can you understand? ...”  


Even though I finally got what I always wanted, a chance to work at home, the sudden and abrupt changes of my daily structure have somewhat caused the awesomeness of this situation to wane a bit.  I find myself with plenty of time to work on my projects and do all the things, but not with a lot of the desire I once had.  Truthfully, it makes me feel guilty that I’m not out there grinding every day on my projects.  I feel like I should have more to show for my time other than 3 PM naps and a level 60 character on a game.      


So, I apologize if I’ve been quiet or you’ve been missing me out there on my social media channels.  I’m trying to get back into a productive groove and I hope to have new books and new art finished this year. 





Spotify Fun!

As someone who suffers from ADHD, music is a useful tool to help me focus.  Music is also a great way to help me get out of a bad mood and get my creative juices flowing.   

Since I’ve been teleworking, I haven’t really had the need to listen to much music because it is very quiet here at my house during the day.  Yet, I still enjoy music when I am creating because it seems to make the words come out faster.  I love nothing more than plugging in and letting go of reality for a bit.  

I used to have Amazon Music unlimited, but when I got a new phone plan I discovered Pandora.  Unfortunately, Pandora wouldn’t play the MP3s on my phone and didn’t have all the “weird” music I enjoy from anime and movies.  I found a few songs on Apple Music, but not everything and what I did find I had to buy...which can get expensive, especially if you only want to listen to the song a few times!  Right now, I’m trying out Spotify.  I’m very happy with the available “weird” music and the fact that Spotify can sometimes find me new music to enjoy.

Here is a link to a playlist I am currently listening to while I write.  Check it out!    


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