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.