In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on vacation for the last two weeks. The emails havedried up, the same with the phone calls, and so has the blog-hopping. None of this was intentional, but rather, it happened because life (as wonderful as it has been to me thus far) has gotten in the way.
My family visited from upstate NY. Though I had seen them this past November during a surprise trip up there, they haven’t visited me in more than 8 years. Nevertheless, I love my big brother and his family with all of my heart and would hold up my entire life to enjoy some family time when them.
Not only that, but they brought my mother down, who is officially moved in. She’s been my biggest supporter when it came to me decided to become a single mother by choice. Other than me, she will be the primary caregiver for her granddaughter. I don’t know about most of you, but I love my mom with every ounce of my fiber. She rocks! I guess that’s why I have a hard time understanding why more daughters don’t get along with their mothers. Sure, she drives me crazy from time to time, but I wouldn’t trade her in for anything.
So where does writing fit in with all of this? Well…it hasn’t. No writing had gotten done and strangely enough, I don’t miss it. Sure there’s this niggling feeling at the back of my head that keeps screaming for me to finish my YA–and I will–but it’s not enough to make me drop everything or start foaming at the mouth if I don’t get any writing time. Don’t get me wrong either. I LOVE writing. It’s just that it hasn’t been the focal point of the last few weeks like it has been for years and it feels great. Weird, I know, but that’s how it is.
Despite all of that, I want to get some writing done. My stories are beginning to take over my every thoughts these days. New stories are beginning to emerge and I want to get as much done as possible before Little Bit is here. My first course of action was to sign up for the 2010 Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. I can’t wait to see my name on the list as one of the attending authors. Not only that, but I’m keeping my eye on guest spots opening up.
So even though it might be a little time before I get back into the groove again–have I mentioned that pregnancy makes you awfully tired?–don’t count me out just yet. I’m slowly getting my groove back.