~ Life Goes On ~
It’s been a long time since my last post—nearly six months. As we all know, life has a tendency to go crazy from time-to-time. And that is what happened around here.
So, here’s a brief update on what’s happening.
I had decided to slow down a little on the blog to concentrate on my writing. Done and doing.
I have a middle-grade fantasy book out with an agent now. The publishing world moves at such a S—L—O—W pace. I am biting my nails waiting for a response as to whether or not she will take on the project.
I am currently working on changing the point of view (POV) on a cozy mystery that I began writing years ago and never finished. The change in POV from third person omniscient to first person past has made all the difference in the world. It is an enormous task to rewrite and create new, but I am thoroughly enjoying it, and my story seems much happier.
ps.—This book is the first in a series, which has a second book already written, but not edited. It will need a POV change as well.
The beginning of May brought Kirk back home from the college campus, broken ankle and all. He broke it playing soccer in April. His ankle was broken so badly that he barely escaped having surgery, but the ankle did not want to heal. He was just allowed off the crutches three weeks ago and has been out of the boot now for one week. Talk about a pain in my multi-level house. The poor guy couldn’t even get to the bathroom without managing a step. Crutches take up a lot of space when you are 6 ft. 7 in. (the crutches were almost as tall as me), and my walls and baseboards suffered for it. Yet more work to be done around here. Kirk’s move home has been a mixed bag for Rory and I, as we were comfortable and happy with our new life routine. Change and adjustment are never easy.
Luke is still as wonderful as ever! We were in the middle of painting the exterior of his house, when I came down with Shingles. YUCK! So, he had to finish the base color himself, and we are waiting a bit to do the trim color. The house looks much better, even if it is monochromatic.
My house—the de-clutter and organize project came to a screeching halt, when I took a fall and severely injured my right arm (dislocated elbow and all). You don’t have to tell me, I know…it HURT!
But my loving Luke has been a busy bee in my courtyard the past week. Ripping out plants in order to get the overgrown jungle under control. He is repairing the sprinkler system, and investigating the electrical wires we found coming up out of the ground. They are hot! And they seem to run along the edge of the bricks across the courtyard without being in any protective conduit. Somehow, I don’t think that’s exactly legal…let alone safe.
Rory is doing great. She’s been healthy (knock on wood) and happy, and a big help to me.
Well, that catches you up on the major happenings. If I could get rid of these blasted Shingles things would be wonderful.
I look forward to blogging again and catching up with all of you.
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Welcome back Lorelai! My goodness your life has been super busy! Sorry about those Shingles, hope they are gone very soon!
Thanks, Shirley, it’s nice to be back. 🙂
Welcome back Lorelai. I didn’t realize it’s been 6 months already. Seems like a lot has happened since then but nothing majorly negative so that’s great. Keep us updated and please don’t be a stranger.
Thanks, Amanda! I look forward to catching up with everyone. 🙂
It sounds as though you are ready for a break! My grandma used to always say, ‘This too shall pass’. I remind myself of that often!
Too true. But I am also a firm believer in “This too shall pass.” 🙂
Goodness! Sometimes life just happens, doesn’t it? The important things need to be taken care of, and I’m glad all is returning to a little bit of normal 🙂 And I can’t wait to hear what becomes of your books!!! Glad you’re back to the blog!
I’m happy to be back, Kristen, thanks. And as far as the books go…all you can do is cross your fingers and hope you manage to run across the right agent. I am super happy to be back writing and blogging again.
Goodness gracious! Shingles are horrendous! You poor thing.
I’m so envious that you have finished 2 books! I started my blog for my writing,but then it took on its own life and morphed into something else. I wish you the best of luck getting your two books published!! Don’t forget about the option of indie publishing; I know many many people going that route from the beginning. I’m glad you’re back. Here’s to another productive 6 months for you!
There’s always editing… ugh! But I am very happy to be back writing and editing. 🙂
Welcome back !! Looks like a lot has happened in ur life in last six months. This is the first time I am reading your blog and hoping to read any more…happy that everything is returning normal and all the best for your books !! 🙂
Thanks, Sahana. It’s nice to meet you, and I look forward to getting to know you and your blog as well. 🙂
I’ve been wondering where you’ve been 😉 Wow – that is no fun having the shingles & it sounds like you need to take a long R&R. But at least you’ve been busy pumping out your books – good for you! I can’t wait to hear when you’re published!
Thanks, Renee! I’m super happy to back on the blog, and I can’t wait to hear that I’m published either. 😀
Wow! Just yesterday, I wondered about you. Looks like a lot going on. Hopefully everyone can be healed soon! Looks like the season for broken bones; hubby and a few other friends are in slings, casts, and crutches this very moment. Congrats on your writing!
I hope your hubby and friends heal quickly. It’s nice to be back. 🙂
I read your post yesterday on my phone but did not have a chance to tell you a welcome back! Looking forward to read more from you! It looks like you have been very productive!
Thanks, Anna. Loved your potato salad recipe yesterday! 🙂