My hiatus

I want to apologize for not posting, and I’ll tell you why.

I really am trying to post more often than I have been but the last month or so has been difficult to do so.

At the end of June, I went to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, with a close friend.

In the beginning of July, I went to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, with my parents, my sister and her family, and my brother.

I came back after all of that travel to work insanity, a yard that is still exploding in growth, a family garage sale to prepare for and work, a house in need of the spring cleaning I’d been putting off (hey I’ve only lived in the house a year…I figured I got a little leeway this year!), and the writing fell by the wayside while I was struggling to get everything else done. (Hint…it’s still not all done, but I’m getting closer!)

There are a few reasons you didn’t hear from me with all of the travel and business and etc. Here they are:

1) I’m not gonna post about travel plans before I go. Not only is it not safe, but I’ve done a lot of work on this house. There’s been a lot of painting and cleaning and otherwise sweat equity put in. I would be really upset if something happened to my house while I was gone. I’ve started giving more thought to this. I have a mystery writing conference coming up where I will be appearing on a panel…I’d like to post about it, but I just don’t like advertising that I’m out of town. As soon as I finish making arrangements for the house and the cat, I’ll make the decision on whether or not to post about it.

2) I’ve got a lot of writing making the rounds at the moment. I’m in the pattern right now of waiting on submissions and working on a new project. The point there is that there really hasn’t been a lot of news to report, so you haven’t heard much from me.

3) The day job pays the bills. The writing does not at the moment. When the day job goes insane, the writing must be set aside to deal with the day job. Believe me, I can’t stay away from it for long; I’ll always come back to it. In fact, I’m looking forward to finishing the yardwork this weekend so that I can get more wordcount. There’s also been the issue of figuring out the next step in the plot, and I think I’ve got a direction to go at the moment.

Now that most of that seems to be coming under control, I’m hoping to post more often.


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