Wow, it’s been a long time since I legitametly blogged in my writing wonderland. Why? Well, after the amazing, but crazy, release of Effortless With You, I found myself launched into writing another young adult novel that I think you’ll all enjoy (it may or may not have to do with EWY. That has yet to officially be confirmed *shifts eyes*). Unfortunately, as I’ve spent this fall drafting and editing this novel in conjunction with growing a baby, parenting two toddlers, and working as a nurse, my blogging skills went by the wayside.
But guess what?
In December, I’m taking a writing break!!! Now, don’t get me wrong, I love writing. Creating characters and diving into their stories brings me so much happiness, but I’m a big supporter of breaks. Writing breaks bring such clarity, and often new ideas. When I return from one, without a doubt, I’m a better writer (okay, and wife, mother, and general human being).
So, after six months straight of editing and writing, I’m super excited to embrace this break! I’ve got big plans! Perhaps too big. The biggest one includes welcoming a child into the world. The stress-free ones include re-reading the entire Hunger Games Trilogy, my favorite Harry Potter books, and two of my critique partner’s novels (of which I’ve read before, but love so much!). Not to mention the obvious plan of having fun over the holidays! Now, my lamest task include finishing off twenty -some continuing education credits for my non-writing job as a neonatal intensive care nurse. Needless to say, my journey as an author this year pushed those credits aside until the last possible moment. I’m playing lots of catch up this month!
What’s cool, is that this non-writing time gives me an opportunity to dive back into blogging again. My passion for writing started as a blogger, in my own corner of the world, over at ThatLizzyGirl.com. Over on that blog, I write about life anyway I please. Here, I try to be more “authorly” focused, but I’m debating abandoning that. It’s not super fun to only write about “how to write.” Also, I struggle with throwing myself out there on the author front. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had people contact me privately to point out some missed commas or misspelled words.
*sigh* No one’s perfect, right? I honestly can’t be. I don’t want grammar to hold me back from having fun and reaching out to you all. Yeah, sometimes here or there, something will come off wrong. I’m okay with that. I’d rather blog than sit silent. It’s way more fun this way. 😉
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that you can expect to hear from me more often. I’ll probably cross post some stuff between the blogs as I try to figure out how/if I should maintain both. In the meantime, please stop in and say hello! I always love visitors.
Now, please excuse me as I slide into my imaginary hot tub.
Ahhh. That’s nice!