Hello there world. I have been absent from Blogger for a long, long time. There are a few reasons for this, but know I've missed all my friends. (Even though I kept up with most of you on FB & Twitter & Twitter. (As you can see, I've added more to my writerly plate - because 8 WiPs weren't enough apparently.)
Anyway, my main reason for the sudden abandonment: sometimes you gotta prioritize. Last year, around this time, there came a point when I realized I was spending two+ hours a day trying to keep up with blogs. Now, I have a husband, 2 ten year olds, 2 dogs, 5 chickens, 2 kittens (yeah, I am turning into Crazy Animal Lady), a large house (see mention of 2 kids and use your imagination as to what the house looks like at most times), a massive garden and a job. Where did I get those 2 hours to blog, you ask? Well, thing is, I stole from all those things. And those things are important to me. More important than anything else - especially the kid-things.
I also stole from my writing. All the time spent blogging and reading and commenting, and commenting on comments (phew! I'm tired just from reading that!), left me little time to concentrate on the voices in my head. (And y'all know how demanding those voices are.) Lo & behold, the less time I spent on Blogger, the more voices jumped from my head and landed into an actual Word doc. The more the voices splattered themselves into Times Roman New, the less I blogged. And it felt perty dag-gone good to free them.
All said, I hope to return slightly more often and catch up with old friends.One of whom dragged me out of the woodwork to ask for help with a blog tour. I was on the fence about it, for multiple reasons. We talked it out (and I was honest about my reasons) then something else happened. Said friend gave me her MS to read. And I was kinda blown away. In a really, really good way. I will be sharing more about this and about the MS in an upcoming post in October (I think that's when we set things for...). I can't wait.
With that, I'm off! BUT...
None of you had any misconception that my favorite boys wouldn't be appearing in this post, right? C'mon now. I have to include my Inculove. 'Cause, you know, If Not Now, When? So, I need you to know that I care and I Miss You.