Tuesday, January 4, 2011


My life has been... not conducive to doing anything that wasn't my life lately. I sit down to write... life intrudes. I get online and start checking emails and chatting with my girls... life intrudes. I try to read... life intrudes... heck life intrudes on itself lately. I'm just lucky Megan hasn't stopped talking to me altogether since I can't seem to string any number of days together where I get to see or talk to her. *sigh*

It hasn't all been bad, and it hasn't all been good. Health stuff (of my own and of close family members), everyday stuff, Holiday stuff that included two trips when I wasn't feeling my level best, life stuff that makes it hard to concentrate or to even get out of bed in the morning ... it's all been an interesting stew of things... and all I can think most of the time is, "I'd rather be writing."

But, I find that it's hard to concentrate on your writing when minor and major concerns keep cropping up. There are days I just want to cry and writing doesn't even enter my thought processes until the storm has passed. I cant' say that I stop thinking about writing completely... I've found that there's always some part of me thinking on something or other from a story. I have a few stories in the works, and I keep hoping that life will back off for just a little bit and give me a few minutes... hours... days... years to get done what I want to get done. So far, it hasn't happened.

I didn't want anyone to think that I'd just... quit... abandoned everyone. I just haven't been able to do much other than take one day at a time and hope for the best. I hope everyone is still around and that you don't think i've abandoned all you loyal readers. I'm thinking (read, HOPING AND PRAYING) that all will slow down again and I can actually get my name out there other than that girl who's the friend who is trying to write. I've missed everyone, especially my girls here at the Menagerie, but I hope everyone understands that life isn't always kind and it doesn't always let us do the things we want to do. So... yeah... *sigh*


Wendi Zwaduk said...

Posting a boo boo lip for you and I'd attach a sexy man chest, but I don't totally know how. Megan would. Heck, she's probably got a few hundred laying around... Hugs, luv

Judy said...

Missing you and hoping things get better soon... :-( Know you are loved.

Marianne Arkins said...

What Judy said. Have been very worried and miss you. Hang in there -- we're still here if you need us!