Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Where I've Been (a.k.a. Now You Know Where This Blog's Title Came From)

Hmm. Where to begin...

First of all, has it been over a year already? I keep looking at the date of my last post and shaking my head, as if there are missing ones lying around somewhere that I just haven't gotten around to publishing yet. Sadly, this is not the case. I really did just fall off the face of the blogging world.
No need to state that this post has been an awful long time in coming. I've spent about the past month or so mentally beating myself up for not posting sooner, not commenting on anyone else's blogs, not even reading any other blogs until recently. And don't even get me started on my equally-neglected Twitter account. Oy vey.

Well, no more. Life is too short for self-deprecating thoughts. It's time I came back to the realm of the living and explained what I've doing for the past year. So here goes nothing (taking a deep breath)...

The short version is that my family moved cross-country, and in the process I started a new job and became a working mom. So yeah, I guess you could say I've been busy. Add the stress of moving to the fact that I kind of suck at the whole work-life balance thing, and you have one sadly neglected blog. That's pretty much the story of my whole writing life; it's been that way ever since I was nine years old. Green light, red light. I write like mad for a few weeks, months, years, whatever, and then stop writing altogether for just as long, if not longer.

Here's hoping we can change all of that---for real this time. Fingers crossed, taking another deep breath, saying a prayer...

Green light.


  1. ...I started a manuscript back in '97, shelved it, bought a house, got married, watched the birth of my first child, got a decent job, and ten years later when the economy tanked, saw the WIP just lying there, and thought, "Yeah, its time."

    It comes out next year. Such is life. For some it happens overnight. For others, we need to taste some of what life has to offer before again picking up a pencil and writing about it:)

  2. Wow. What an awesome story! I guess it really never is too late to realize a dream, is it? You go, man!

    I have to admit at times I've felt a bit like a failure because life has always seemed to get in the way of my writing. But I guess it's that way for everyone. Thanks for reminding me of that :)

    P.S. I'll be on the lookout for your book next year! Seriously, that's too cool!

  3. Hey! I was thinking about you just last week, wondering what happened to you. AND HERE YOU ARE. Freaky.

    Oh you can try to outrun that writing bug, but it will overtake you and bite you in the ass every time.

    Surrender, L.C.Gant.

  4. Hey, Lisha!

    Wow, that IS freaky. I guess great minds think alike, huh? ;-)

    And yup, I'm surrendering to the writing bug, alright. I always do. And I must say, it's great to be back!