Friday, June 26, 2009

Dear Friends

I've been trying to find the correct wording for this blog posting for more than a week. Like many authors, I tend to be a private person and prefer to keep my family out of my writing life out of respect for their privacy. Unfortunately, my private life has begun to leak into the rest of my life.

As you may have noticed on my blog and twitter, I have been very quiet recently. A family emergency has occurred and will be taking up a great deal of my time and attention during the near term. I wish I could say that everything is going to be fine and work out, but then it wouldn't be an emergency if I could say that.

For the next few weeks to couple of months, I will be focused on my family, with my writing deadlines falling second in the line of priority. If you're expecting an email from me, I will try to catch up on them this weekend.

I am sorry if you feel neglected for a while. I haven't forgotten about my dear readers. I have already begun to miss our interaction, but for now, I need to step away and focus on my family.

I will pop in when I can. Thanks for your patience during these next few weeks. I greatly appreciate it.

Your friend,
Jocelynn Drake


Alexia561 said...


I am so sorry...

Do what you have to do as family always comes first, and we'll be here for you whenever you need us.

You are in our thoughts and prayers. *sending hugs*

Tracey O'Hara said...

Take care and do what you have to do. And take care of your family and yourself.

Missy said...

Will say a prayer for you and your family!

Jessica Kennedy said...

I'm sad to hear about this. I do wish you and yours well.

Family is always first. And of course we understand.

Be well.

Rob said...

Hi :)
Take care of yourself & your family.
We'll be here when you get back.
Sending you Love from Canada

Anonymous said...

Take care of your family. I know that my family always comes first so i expect it from others. I hope things work out for you. Sending my prayers for you and your family


gapyeargirl123 said...

I hope things get better for you soon.

Family should always, always come first, before jobs, no matter how much you love that job and how much other people might be looking forward to your next book.

Like others have said, we will be here when you get back.
~daeonica from the forum

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear you're going through a rough time. Take care of yourself too. And you have a lot of writers and friends out there willing to offer support. :)

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear that. I hope everything works out for the best. You and your family are in my prayers.

Rurality said...

I hope the world is back to normal for you soon. Best wishes to you and your family.

Candace said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Jocelynn! I will be keeping you in my thoughts. My best wishes for you and your family!

Anonymous said...

I am terribly sorry about the family emergency and I hope that things will work out for the better for you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and hope for good news from you if/when you do an update about your situation.

- CaRnAgSeHlS

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Jocelynn

Thoughts and hopes to you and your family.

Real life is much harder than the one we create.

Take care.


Heather Dearly said...

I'm sorry about whatever it is you are facing with your family.

Godspeed & God Bless.