Here’s to new adventures…
So much has changed over the last couple of years, I don’t know where to begin.
At the end of 2016, I decided to follow my heart and do what I love to do… write. I know, I know… I write here all of the time, but it is a different type of writing that sets my soul on fire.
I’ve always wanted to write and publish a book.
So with that in mind, I began to write out the first 20K words of a science-fiction novel and somewhere along the way I got distracted and published nine books in the romance genre under a pen name.
In the summer of 2017, my family and I moved back to Manitoba from Alberta and it was bittersweet. It was nice to be around our families again, but at the same time I was sad to leave some amazing women I became really close to. It’s hard making friends in your 40’s.
This was also the last summer I had with my father. Diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer at the beginning of November 2017, we only had five short weeks with him before he lost his battle. It was five weeks I was beyond thankful to be here for though.
From 2017 to 2018, I published my nine novels under my pen name and am writing a tenth and an eleventh (as a side project).
Since we’ve been back in Winnipeg, I shifted my focus off of This Bird’s Day and onto my family and my writing.
It has always been a dream of mine to write and life is short so I better get at it.
In addition to my romance genre, I’ve been working on a trilogy that I’m happy to say is partially complete and will be my first book published under my name.
Book one is done and is being read over by a few beta readers (I currently have a call out for betas. If you’re interested, let me know). I’m 25,000 words into book two.
As for This Bird’s Day, I will no longer be publishing or taking offers to collaborate on projects for this website. This site will remain available because there are some amazing articles written by some very talented writers, which brings me to…
I want to thank the many talented writers who chose to write for This Bird’s Day. I’ve read and reread your words over the last couple of years and I’m so grateful for both your friendship and for trusting in me and this website to share your content. Your articles will always have a home where they are welcome and appreciated here.
I want to thank the brands I’ve worked with over the years. I will always value you. I am proud of the connections I made here with both your brand/products and the companies who you hired to represent you. I stand behind everyone I’ve had the pleasure of representing.
I also want to thank the many professionals in the public relations field who worked with me and offered me some amazing opportunities. I’m honoured to count many of you as my friends now and I hope you feel the same.
I am extremely thankful for all of the connections I’ve made here, fellow writers, bloggers and friends. If it wasn’t for This Bird’s Day, I wouldn’t know you. I am blessed and humbled to have you in my life.
And I want to thank everyone who visited and read my words and articles. Sincerely connecting with people warms my heart. I miss chatting on social networks, in the comments section, through email and Twitter parties. Finding those with whom you share an interest is the greatest thing. It expands the world we live in and I miss you.
While thisbirdsday.com will remain up, many of my social networks are being changed to reflect my new role as a, soon to be, published author.
I once read on a sign, if you try to chase two rabbits at the same time, they will both get away. With that in mind, I am signing off to chase the rabbit I really, really want.
I’ll be creating an author website shortly at sherilandry.com and will announce on the above social networks when my book has a release date.
Here’s to new adventures. I hope you’ll join me on this one too.
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.