A funny thing happens when you write romance. Sure, you learn all about characterization, HEA’s and plot twists. But you also make friends. Dear friends. I’ve made those here at RU and around the web. And today I’m here to introduce the final post of someone I knew would make a great VP, then later discovered an enduring friendship. Handsome Hansel has been a regular contributor with RU for quite some time, posting his tongue-in-cheek posts and making the girls swoon with his photo. =) We bid HH our best as he turns the page to begin the next chapter in his life. ((((hugs)))) to you my friend.
I don’t want to write this post. Frankly, it hurts as I do.
As of today, I have to retire. I have to walk away from everything I’ve done and said in the last four years because of medical circumstances.
For over a year I have been having symptoms. For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably noticed that I come and go and haven’t been as consistent as I was in the past. As well as my posts on my personal blog…it’s been hard for me to keep up.
Mid-October my fears were officially diagnosed. I’ve gone through all of the “stages”. I am now working with the right people to try and get through this.
Because of what I’m going through I feel it best to stand down as a contributor for RU. I am also going to shut down my Twitter feeds, etc. Right now, I have to concentrate on getting better, getting healthy. It’s possible. (I’m told.)
I’ll keep writing. I have to. As writers, that’s what keeps us alive some days. I’ll miss so much. For the next installment of my life, I just don’t know.
RU has been a saint and a savior for me. Everyone involved should be commended. My contact…Carrie…A saint. A friend.
I have to walk away from my potential. I’m forced to. I don’t like it. I’ll fight the good fight along the way but for now I have to concede. My book is done. I’ll do what it takes to get it out there. That I can do.
I love RU and I love Romance. Walking way from both is killing me softly inside. I’m struggling. But I have to.
Thank you all for your love and support over the years. It means SO much to me.
Bio: Like most of us, I’ve been around the block a time or two (or three) in the relationship world. I like to think of myself as having a pretty thick skin, however, that skin doesn’t surround the heart.
I’ve been in love; I’ve been in lust. I’ve been hurt and got up to do it all again, each time having learned more of myself as well as “wants” and “don’t wants” for my next relationship. Amazingly enough, I never gave up on that one true love wrapped in Romance.
- Learning to Love Again with Handsome Hansel
- Handsome Hansel “Wakening Your Dead”
- Branding Yourself. Be Careful Of The Hot Pokers. Handsome Hansel
- Passion Needs Compassion – Handsome Hansel Tells Us Why!
- Here I am again =)