Posted by Stacy Gold on 1st June 2022
It’s a weird time for everyone, I think. Regardless of your politics or economic status, or where you live, so many things have changed in the past six years (most for the worse) it’s hard to keep up. Articles abound on how the continued stress of, well, EVERYTHING, is making it hard for people to think or function effectively.
We’re depressed. Or forgetful. Or constantly drained and exhausted. It’s hard to focus because our brains are overloaded with news and information, much of it negative at best, horrifying at worst.
Even though my day-to-day life is pretty damn good, I have to regularly stop myself from doomscrolling or I sink in to a mild depression. Between, gun violence, the state of politics and democracy in America, climate change and the attendant deadly fires that keep happening everywhere (including where I live in Colorado), it’s hard to stay positive.
It’s also become almost impossible for me to get sucked into a book unless it is stellar. The past few I’ve tried to read, I get a three to five chapters in and set the books down. A week later I realize I haven’t touched the book and can’t even really remember the plot or characters.
Yet, somehow, I’m able to keep writing and editing my own romances, packed with love and adventure in wild places.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how and why that is possible, and I have a few theories…
If you’d like to take a trip along the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington and watch two people fall in love, check out my latest, steamy backpacking romance Wild at Heart