Two conventions, a whole-engine overhaul, reuniting with my first writers group, family issues, a death, a pow-wow, ten anniversary of 9/11…
Really, I don't feel that terrible about not blogging for about two weeks.
I really can't do all that justice in one catch up blog post, so I'll move forward.
September is my New-New Year, and this year it's particularly poignant. Not only did Dragon*Con rejuvenate my writing spirit, as it always does, but hanging out with the Dragon*Writers, dinner with Ann Crispin, and being on some pretty fabulous panels just made it all the better. Even before that, being Guest of Awesome and sharing a pretty fab dealer's room with friends and friends-to-be at Pi-Con had me flying with writerly joy.
The engine overhaul made us have to redo some major finances, so despite its hefty cost, we're starting September with what is likely to be a better financial grasp on things.
I have yet to sit down and re-evaluate my New Year business plans, but that's all right. I'm working on my editing deadline for UnCONventional and remembering why we picked each of the stories we did; I can't wait for the anthology to come out so we can share it with you.
Besides my editing, I've got a bunch of local stories I'm covering for Worcester Magazine that are due in the next couple of weeks. I also know that the Broadsheet is looking for articles, and I have to get off my but to get some of my existing writing out there.
Speaking of which, I just shared the opening my novelette, "Mirror of Hearts," on the Broad Pod this week. I need to get on putting that out as an ebook. :)
In any case, there is a lot to do, but at least most of this is on the computer, and it really just requires some major Butt In Chair syndrome.
And kinda being sparse online.
The lesson in all this? It's never too late to do a little restarting, or a lotta restarting. So long as you go and do it.