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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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4 thoughts on “Missing In Action”

  1. 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.

  2. 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)

  3. 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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