Like most of you, I've had many times since I began Writer's Alley where life has been too crazy to blog, share important information, or just be silly. Seeing how I didn't connect with you last week, I felt I should at least check in and let you know what's going on.
Two weeks ago, I was called to a jury pool for jury duty, which axed my week in half. And then last week I had to fulfill my obligation by serving on, not one, but two separate jury trials. Needless to say between family (which included a snow day) and other life obligations, and the Easter holiday, I didn't accomplish much writing. I thought I'd at least get some reading done, but that didn't happen either. Social media devices are frowned upon while serving jury duty. Makes sense. I get it.
Though I have served on a jury before, this past week was interesting. The folks I served with were all wonderful people. A few times the court officer didn't know if we were jurors or people attending a party conference. We really did get along. Everyone was polite and considerate of others' opinions. No one shied away from speaking up or sharing their thoughts for fear of condemnation or teasing. We definitely saw some evidence with different eyes, but we respected each other.
There is hope for this world.
I hope you have a great week. I'll be catching up on writing. Still working on book II of my middle grade series. Stay tuned next Monday when I'll share a new young adult story by Brynn Chapman, the author of BONESEEKER which I absolutely loved!