I contemplate what to eat for breakfast.
Cereal? Nay... Oatmeal? On occasion. Yougart with fruit? I really like that. But it has to have granola in it. I need some crunch.
I'm what you would call a self-diagnosed spazz. I have lots of energy, which means I must keep busy or I'll lose what sanity I have. But even my spastic personal needs balance. This is something I learned over the summer.
As some of you know, I took July and August off from blogging, with the exclusion of a few posts to help fellow authors promote themselves and their new releases. Here's where the birth of new wisdom comes into play. Although I did write three nonfiction pieces that were published in Martial Arts Magazine, I backed off from all other writing all together. I took what I'd call a Life Sabbatical.
Living in our environments while dreaming outside our surroundings to create fantastical worlds for our stories is vital to a writer's life. I'd forgotten how to simply LIVE, thus tap into that writerly place. With four children, I've had to be scheduled up to the gills in order to tend to their needs, wants, and goals. And I've been good at it; but being so regimented has clouded that natural fervor and childlike trust in living.
Same goes for me. Most of you are aware of my good news about receiving offers for my YA book and signing with a fabulous agent. I'm excited to be on this new road in my writing career and I'm thrilled you'll be there with me. I'll still be writing, reading, and editing, only with different convictions and purposes. Oh, and please be patient with my Writers Ally site. From time to time you'll see changes and widgets disappearing. I'll be relocating some of the information here to my new website, which I hope to launch sometimes this fall. Stay tuned for my bigger-than-a-shopping-mall giveaway beginning Monday the 10th!!
I've missed you, and I'm so glad to be regularly blogging again! Looking with high hopes to what this Fall brings me and each of you!!