Hello my dear readers!
While it was nice to take a break from posting, it's great to be back! I've missed you all! I value the connections my blogs have brought me and more than ever I want to cultivate those relationships. Down time is necessary for the creative process, this we know. It helps us relax and refresh. Taking a step back allows our muse some well needed R & R while giving us a chance to breathe. It also refreshes our ideas and gets our creative juices flowing! I realized these past two weeks that I have more ideas than I know what to do with! That, however, is not going to prevent me from doing my darnedest to get them all out there in the great wide open! This will take some time, but with a little (LOT) of patience and a wee bit of luck, I'm certain it will come to pass.
How have you all been? Anything new and noteworthy? I hope no one was terribly affected by the flooding we had here in Georgia. Where I live, we got a bit of rain and some thunder but not much else. I had no idea until I went into work that there had been torrential and devastating floods a hour north of us. Here's hoping all you fellow Georgians are safe and dry.
I took a writing break in conjunction with my blogging sabbatical. It was much needed. I've been burnt out with working longer hours and moving, trying to get everything in "The Manor" situated and giving ourselves some semblance of home to establish in our foggy minds that yes, we DID move and yes, we ARE home! I sorted through all my writing files, folders, notebooks and napkin scribblings and have established a reasonable amount of order to it all. After a mild anxiety attack over the sheer volume of ideas, I pulled out six files that contain the beginnings of the stories I feel the most connection to. Those will be the stories I begin hammering and sawing at over the course of the next few months, seeing what works, what doesn't, and what's just begging to be born! As for the trilogy, it's had a nice rest, but I'll be shaking it awake this week. The query had been edited and now I must bite the bullet, get an agent attack strategy, and enter those darn edits into my computer. Won't THAT be an undertaking! (Just nod...if you could see these manuscripts in all their printed out glory, you'd probably commit me to an institution. At the very least you'd inform the National Arbor Day Foundation that I'm responsible for the decimation of at least 300 acres of forest!)
I've updated the look and feel to all three of my blogs and I do hope you'll hop over for a visit. You'll find their links on the side bar. I also removed the Google Ads from all of my blogs. They weren't doing much besides lending a commercial air to my blogs. NOT what I wanted! Let me know what you think! I'll be adhering to a new posting schedule, so look for more frequent posts and more pictures :)
Yes sir, dear readers, I'm certainly branching out! (see picture above; pun intended :)
Happy Monday and (oh yeah!!) Happy October!
PS: I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your patience and continued kindness as I dropped away from the blogsphere. Cheers! You all deserve a day off. Go on, tell 'em I said so!