I went from working part-time and launching a writing career to working full time and turning the focus on my day job (night job, actually) and my kids. The summer of 2017, I left my husband, became a single mom of of three teens, and then made it official with a divorce two years later.
As of last spring, the kids are all 18+ and high school graduates. Two still live with me, but I'm able to set aside more of my time for myself. Come hell or high water, I'm making time to write.
I've been penning paragraphs on my next western whenever I can and hoping readers haven't forgotten about me. Besides writing and publishing again, the only thing that could make me happier is getting back to blogging.
I had started blogging last year, but then my twins graduated high school. Getting through that plus one starting trade school the very next month and the other learning to drive and entering college that fall sucked all my time. (I still have several Grammar Quest posts sitting in draft form. LOL)
The 24th of this month was my 8-year blogiversary. Has it really been that long?
I miss the days of platform building campaigns, Grammar Police posts, and IWSG. I don't know how I found time for all that. It took effort, but it was fun. I miss the sense of community we had... the support we gave each other and all we learned from each other. Seriously! I wouldn't be the writer I am if it wasn't for all of you.
Blogging might be dying, but it's not dead yet.
I've made a commitment to blog at least once a month. I've decided to set aside the last Wednesday of the month to blog and generally manage my writing business. If that goes well, I'll dip my foot into the blogosphere a little more.
What about you? What have you been up to?
What would you like to see on my blog?
I've really, really missed you guys.