Yah. Not good.
It’s not that I don’t understand the value of having an active blog. I know that it’s important for my writing career to keep my name out there and the web hits up. And, it’s not that I don’t have anything to say. I’ve composed a thousand blog posts in my head while driving to and from work, but until technology can reach the point where Siri can read my thoughts, those posts are still sitting in my head.
So, if I haven’t been blogging, what exactly have I been doing the last couple of months? Well, in no particular order …
- Received edits from my awesome writers group on Pardon Falls.
- Worked my butt off at my day job.
- Sold books I’ve written.
- Researched books to write.
- Went on vacation.
- Entertained my high-energy, two-year-old Lab. I’m waiting for the puppy stage to end any day now.
- Discovered I can still hula hoop.
- Read some outstanding manuscripts as part of Greater Fort Worth Writers’ beta manuscript program. There are some great books coming out soon!
- Rode a horse for the first time in 20 years … and didn’t fall off.
- Attended the Texas Book Festival in Austin where I received the award for Best General Fiction of 2013 for Phoenix from the Texas Association of Authors.
- Making said edits to Pardon Falls so it can be ready for public consumption in 2014.
Whew. I’m sure I’m forgetting some thing, but, well, you get the idea. My UP band already chastises me for not getting enough sleep (Editor’s Note: If you know me in real life and are questioning that statement, it’s true, even I am not getting enough sleep these days), but I promise that as soon as these edits are done, blogging will become a priority for me again.