Note to self. . .

. . . do not introduce a new blog and then vanish for three months.

Have you ever had one of those periods in your life when it was all you could do to keep yourself employed and you and your family fed, clothed, and sheltered? And anything else–house cleaning, regular showering, writing–was simply more than you were capable of doing? That was me the last three months. As is usual for me (and for many women, I imagine) I let my obligations to everyone else so consume my energies that there was nothing left for me. 

Perhaps it was the season, because with the blooming of flowers and the warming temperatures I am feeling energized. This week I resumed editing my WIP–the one I finished last November and haven’t touched since March–and started outlining the next one. I am heading off to my very first writers’ conference this weekend, and I am stoked: Twenty-four hours with other writers, soaking up inspiration and information, and undoubtedly a cocktail or two. I’m not ready to pitch yet, mostly because the very notion scares the crap out of me, but I will watch and learn as others put themselves out there.  Then I will return home, ready to finish this book, start querying, and write a blog post more than once per quarter. 

May the changing seasons energize you too.