Missing In Action


I think it’s obvious that I’ve been neglecting my blog for the past several months. Other than posting links to Paper Rats videos (a project of which I am extraordinarily proud) I’ve hardly been here at all. I tend to do that when I’m in the middle of an intense writing jag, and I’ll tell you what…writing The Wendy House has been (and continues to be) a rather intense experience.

Writing this book has kind of consumed me. There have been moments over the past few months when I have been startled out of my writing bubble by the telephone only to realize that I’ve been at it for twelve hours, moments I have run my tongue over my fuzzy teeth and wondered when the hell I last brushed them. And since this book doesn’t deal with people who are in their Happy Place, most days when I “clock out” all I want to do is putter in my garden or hang out with my family or play The Sims or make funny videos with my buddy, Kristen. I sometimes look around at other writers who seem to juggle everything – writing, blogging, marketing, family, hobbies, personal hygiene – and I’m jealous.

But I’m not them, I’m me. I’m doin’ what I can. Hopefully y’all won’t forget me. And once this book is done, I’ll go back to blogging like a crazy person.

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About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of Waiting For Spring. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and created episodes of the writer-centric YouTube series, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She co-hosted Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran from 2011-2014. She lives in Central Maine with her family, where she enjoys gardening, collecting geeky memorabilia, and watching other people cook. View all posts by R.J. Keller

4 responses to “Missing In Action

  • robinaltman

    I can’t wait to read it, so write away! Don’t worry about that pesky personal hygiene. It’s soooooo overrated.

    I don’t know where these writers who juggle family, work, marketing, and hobbies are. Yet, I hate them.

  • R.J. Keller

    I was so satisfied with myself after writing this. Then I went to Spy’s blog, and she convinced me that I’m basically full of shit.

    http://www.natashafondren.com/writing/writing-craft/the-importance-of-blogging/

    Now I want to blog more often. Dammit! 😉

  • Joe Glasgow

    But you have your priorities. Writing.

    I’ve ignored my blog for a few weeks. Mostly because I haven’t been as inspired to write as much lately. :o\ But I made a post not long ago to show I’m still alive.

    However, I will tell you it’s really hard juggling writing, hobbies, family and such. (I fail at marketing, so I left that out. I give my stuff away for free, for Pete’s sake!) Multitasking is not really all it’s cracked up to be. ;o)

  • kristentsetsi

    It’s senseless to feel guilty about not doing one thing while you’re doing another. Obviously, good fiction trumps a blog. The blog can wait. 🙂

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