So the last year has been tough. There have been some ups and downs. Lost some family members, gained a new one. Been overwhelmed at the day job. Seen some good folks at the company leave and some new ones move in. All total, it’s taken its toll on me.
Which is why I took a break from writing and posting.
It’s not all of why I took the break. There were a lot of other things going on, too. Writing related ones. Ones that literally sucked me under the surface and dragged me along with the riptide and just about snuffed out my desire to interact with the outside world.
But now I’m back.
I revamped the website with some updates I’ve had on the todo list for a while. I re-did my schedule. Cleared my desk. And stocked up on some caffeine. By the end of this week, I will be back in full production mode and getting the drafts done for the books currently on my desk.
Which is good considering NaNoWriMo is right around the corner.
But to get there I’ve got to get through the stuff on my plate right now. So I’ll be back later this week with more on what I’m up to. Because I’m thinking it might do me some good to use this blog to do exactly what I was told not to use it for… as a means to chronicle my thoughts and writing adventures.
I don’t expect any of it will be pretty. But then again, does it really matter if it is? It’s about getting words on the page and me one step closer to my dream. And back to the place I was at with my other pen name–the one I retired to protect my day job persona from personal attacks in the work place. And yeah–I do miss that old pen name. But I don’t miss the personal attacks. Or the daily dance with fear I went through every time I stepped into the day job.
But I’m determined to make this second run at world domination through writing my brand of crazy and sharing it with the world a success. I did it once before. I made enough money to support me and my family after a lay off… so there’s no reason why I can’t do it again.
Yeah, I can do it again.
I know I can.
All I have to do is do what I’ve always done… put one foot in front of the other and go.
Yep. Exactly like that. And on that note, I’m off to bed. Have a great night, everyone, and I’ll type atcha later.