Admittedly, there's been a LOT of radio silence on my blog/website the past few months. I could blame things happening in real life that took me away from the writing life, which is true. I could say that I had the holidays, traveling across the country, and three kids' birthdays to contend with. I could talk about the leak in our roof that turned our house into a construction zone for months, which was extremely stressful.
But I think the ABSOLUTE truth of the matter is that I'm my own boss. And as the year drew to a close, I had a hard time juggling everything, and my website suffered the most neglect. I didn't have someone looking over my shoulder and nagging me when I failed to post blogs. So while I felt EXTREMELY guilty when I didn't put up holiday photos or talk about all my New Year's writing resolutions, that guilt was not motivating enough to get me off my tush and into the computer chair. I threatened to fire myself, but myself laughed in my face and said I didn't dare.
Or something like that.
BUT that does not mean that there wasn't a ton of stuff going on behind the scenes, even if I wasn't talking about it here. A few months ago, I hinted that I had some big news coming, and that's still in the works. I should have an announcement to make in the next couple of months. I've also had interest in one of the novels I'm writing from a major publisher, so I need to finish writing/editing the book to see if they like the second half as much as the first part!
So stay tuned - this website will be getting warmed up again in the next few weeks as I backpost all the things that have been going on in my writerly world since October. And considering how cold the East Coast has been this winter so far, a little warmth will help take the chill off! We spent the holidays visiting my folks in California, so we went from this:
Although, despite the freezing temperatures, I'm happy to be back home again. I think Dorothy had it right.
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you much joy in 2018.
Who the heck is Alison McBain?
I am a freelance writer and poet with over two hundred short pieces published in magazines and anthologies. Check out my 2024 writing challenge to write a book a week at Author Versus AI. For more info, please check out my "About Me" page.
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