Yes, I realize that it’s been nearly a month since I last posted anything on here. Yes, I know I have repeatedly said that I would post more often rather than less often. Yes, I know I have done a few Twitter updates since my last LJ post. Yes, I know I’ve been a bad, bad blogger and that I should be punished.
Truth be told, I’ve been in a bit of a daze lately. I recently had my annual inventory at work, a pretty big deal that required a lot of mental and physical energy to prepare for properly. I’ve also had various family-type responsibilities from Girl Scouts to Cub Scouts to softball to t-ball to dinners and other assorted happenings. I just came back from a delightful camping trip with some friends from high school and managed to avoid getting bitten by more than a few mosquitoes. I also, on said camping trip, was reminded of how out of shape I am when I became winded walking just about anywhere beyond the perimeter of our camp. I am furthermore not quite convinced that I should not see a doctor about a few issues I’m having healthwise.
On top of all of this, I’m trying to work on a new novel and, only 20,000 words in, am starting to have some negative feelings about the work. I think I’ve identified the problem, and I think I know how to fix it, but I’m not sure right now if I have the energy to do it properly. I’ve also received a few rejection letters for Gifts of the Hirakee that, while still in the early stages of submission, have left me a bit down in the dumps. I’m in a rut and I’m taking a little time to dig myself out.
So, poor neglected readers, do not despair. I will return soon to blather on about a plethora of topics, but for right now I’m sorting some things out and trying to get my mojo back. When it does come back, I’ll be sure to post all about it on here.