No, I’m not describing myself.
I’ll try to keep this post brief. Yeah, I know, you don’t believe me. You already know I’m hopelessly long winded.
I can’t believe it’s been so long since I last posted. I am happy to say that I resolved the major issues of my book, both print and the Kindle version. (at least I think I did. I’m sure someone will point out glaring errors that I missed.) Putting out this book has been fun, and my local launch party is in the works and coming up fast. I am looking forward to the chance to get together with some people and thanking them for the support.
I’ve not really started any new projects. Well, Okay, I have started some. I’ve taken some notes, written a few random sentences that I didn’t want to forget, did some minor plotting. But my behind has not been in a chair in actual writing mode for a few weeks now. After the launch party is over, I plan to take that break. I plan to read wonderful stories and maybe watch some movies and refuse to allow myself to write. I need to soak in the words of others, bask in strange worlds and learn from them. I need to study so that I can become a better writer. I believe now is a good time for that. I’m sure I won’t really take off for more than a couple of months, but as long as I do that every so often, it will help me to grow as a writer.
Right now, I’m really just being lazy. I don’t have any major projects going, and I’m trying to curb that antsy feeling that takes over when I’m not in the middle of something. I’m spending lots of time with my daughter, and reading some books that she has enjoyed so we can talk about them. It’s soccer season, so that is keeping us pretty busy too. Practice twice a week and then a game each week is keeping DD occupied, and she is loving every minute of it. I regret not letting her play the last couple years. I really had no idea how much she truly missed it. She’s doing pretty well in school so far for the first quarter. Her grades are steady, I haven’t seen the tons of zeros that I’ve seen in the past from her disorganization and forgetful nature. She’s unfortunately been sick some and already missed four days of school, but not much I can do about that. First it was an ear infection. Then it was an awful cold. Last week she had the hives. Seriously. She’s dealing with some tough issues right now, and keeping her head up, for the most part. I wish she knew how incredibly proud of her that I am for putting up with the crap she has to put up with. Some days I am afraid that the garbage is going to get the best of her, but she always pulls through. She is a fighter. Thank goodness. I wish I had half her spark.
I’ll work on getting back to a regular posting schedule, and I’ll work on some actual interesting topics to write about so I won’t continue to bore you to death. Right now, I think I’m a little burned out. Not sure what I’m burned out on, I just am. But you know what? I can be a fighter too when I need to be, so I’ll be right again in no time.