Back From The Abyss...
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.
1/15/2018 05:16:31 pm
Welcome back. And looking forward to hearing your good news! Sounds exciting. :)
1/15/2018 07:02:53 pm
Thanks, Gabi! I'm hoping to make it to the reading tomorrow night, so see you soon. :)
1/24/2018 10:40:00 am
You are right Dorothy said it all. After visiting the grand child my wife and I, always let it go: "Home, there is nothing like home."
1/24/2018 08:40:06 pm
I agree, Philip! No matter how much I love traveling and visiting with family, I'm always glad to get home again even if the weather doesn't always cooperate. And now the snow's melted and the temperature's much warmer here in Connecticut, I hardly miss the sunny California beaches at all. Although I must admit I'll be very happy to welcome back spring again. :)
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I am a freelance writer and poet with over two hundred short pieces published in magazines and anthologies. If the Walking Dead isn't on, I draw pictures and do origami meditation in Alberta, where I live with my family. If the Walking Dead is on... shhhh! The Walking Dead is on! For more info, please check out my "About Me" page.
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