Why I Suck at Blogging

YouSuckWow. It’s been more than two months since my last blog post. So long that when I went to the site to type this, I was afraid I forgot my password.

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.

    The grave of someone who is still very much loved at the Terlingua Ghost Town cemetery.

    The grave of someone who is still very much loved at the Terlingua Ghost Town cemetery.

  • 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!

    My excellent publisher, Robyn Short of goodmedia press, with me at the Texas Association of Authors awards dinner.

    My excellent publisher, Robyn Short of goodmedia press, with me at the Texas Association of Authors awards dinner.

  • 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.

Pinky swear.

 

About Kimberly Packard

Kimberly Packard is an award-winning author of women’s fiction. She began visiting her spot on the shelves at libraries and bookstores at a young age, gazing between the Os and the Qs. Kimberly received a degree in journalism from the University of North Texas, and has worked in public relations and communications for nearly 20 years. When she isn’t writing, she can be found rollerblading, doing a poor imitation of yoga or curled up with a book. She resides in North Texas with her husband Colby, Oliver the cat and a 75-pound lap dog named Charlie. Her debut novel, Phoenix, was awarded as Best General Fiction of 2013 by the Texas Association of Authors.
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