Where is P.T. and an update on Destiny…

Bonjour everyone!

And that’s the extent of my French..well, unless you count: Je ne parle pas français (I don’t speak French). Parlez-vous anglais? (Do you speak English?), Je ne comprends pas (I don’t understand.), Je suis désolé (I’m sorry), S’il vous plaît (please), merci (thank you); oui (yes), and au revoir (good-bye).

I know I’ve been quiet, but it’s been quite the adjustment trying to figure out how to buy groceries, work with delivery people, and just run daily errands without speaking the language. Turns out that very few people speak English in the area I live in. :/

Imagine, wherever you go, everyone around you sounds like Charlie Brown’s teacher (well, except the language sounds beautiful). It makes even the simplest errand a trial in charades, finger pointing, and the hope that Google Translate is accurate so you don’t come back from the dry cleaners with your husband’s dress pants as a pair of Bermuda shorts. And, of course, your brain implodes when you finally get out the one phrase you’ve practiced saying and then you try to understand what’s being said back to you in rapid French. If I were six, I’d pick this new language up in no time, but I’m waaaaaay past six. LOL!

France is absolutely lovely with scenery like:
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Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel  FrenchFlag   Onaparisanwalk

But I’ve definitely had moments while trying to understand what’s being said to me that make me feel like this:

and this

and even a few times like this…

Sometimes life throws you a major curve and you just have to roll with it. Intensive French lessons are a priority now, just so I can live my daily life. DESTINY is being worked on everyday, but going slower than I want. Not finding any summer camps here to keep my kids occupied hasn’t helped either.

For obvious reasons, DESTINY’s release date is getting pushed back. This book will release in 2013, but I’m not giving a new date until I know I can meet it. As time gets closer, a date will be given.

In the meantime, I’ll provide updates on my progress on DESTINY every so often. All of the updates will be on my Facebook page, and I’ll also throw in a french phrase or word of the day too, so you can learn a little bit (un petite peu) of French right along with me. 🙂

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Thank you for your support and understanding. I really appreciate you loving Ethan and Nara’s story!



7 thoughts on “Where is P.T. and an update on Destiny…

  1. Regina Vitolo Mader

    I hope the transition to a new country get’s easier sooner than later. I’m glad you are taking your time on Destiny! It’s been hard to wait, but I know you are giving it the time and attention it deserves instead of trying to rush it to press. Now, I will have time to reread the first three books. I was going to publish my review of the first 3 books the third week of July, but will wait until we have another tentative release date. Will there be ARCs given out for Destiny? I would love to review it early and feature a giveaway of the the first books. 🙂

    1. ptmichelle Post author

      Hi Regina,

      Thank you for understanding. I don’t want to rush DESTINY, as I want it to be the best it can be. I know readers are eagerly awaiting the continuation of Ethan and Nara’s story.

      I will have a sign up form for bloggers who are interested in reviewing DESTINY. The link to the sign up form will be sent before DESTINY releases. The way it has worked in the past is that bloggers will receive the ebook the same day DESTINY releases on Amazon. I’ll be sure to post the sign up for DESTINY review copies on my FB, Twitter and my website! I look forward to your reviews. 🙂



  2. Dani @ Refracted Light Reviews

    Wow! It sounds like you have your hands full, and I totally understand needing an adjustment period, especially considering the language barrier. That’s got to be super difficult. Take your time. I would wait for more Ethan and Nara forever. I mean, hopefully it won’t take *quite* that long, lol, but they’re totally worth the wait.

    And because I miss them, I’m gonna go reread the end of Lucid now. *le sigh* 😉

    1. P.T. Michelle

      Hi, Dani!

      Yeah, the language barrier is much harder than I thought it was going to be, but eventually I’ll get it. 🙂 Thank you so much for your understanding and wonderful support of the BKoD series. It means so much! I hope you enjoy re-reading LUCID!


  3. Nikki Levene

    I can totally understand the delay! Moving anywhere is hard, moving somewhere that you don’t speak the language and don’t know anyone is even more difficult. I feel for you! I, too, will go back and re-read the previous books. I miss Ethan and really really really am dying to know what comes after the latest “feather tuck”. ;-

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