My word it’s been a long time since I’ve been here. People who keep up with me via Blog or my Author Facebook page have noted that over the past two years I’ve been relatively silent. How can I explain other than to say the real world got loud very fast? I realize now I’ve been waiting for it to get quiet again…
But in the past two years I moved in to a full-time job (best job in the world!), moved into a new place, helped with a whole house remodel, experienced two weddings in the family, dealt with two car accidents in the family, and somewhere in the middle of it decided to earn a certification. It felt like I’d barely eaten anything for months by the time I hit the summer of this year.
No, it hasn’t all be stressful. I’ve made some amazing friends, gotten involved in several community events, saw Shakespeare performed in the park, Casablanca played in an historic theater and watched the premier of the new Doctor Who in a crowded theater full of super fans. (Of course I was wearing a bow-tie. Bow-ties are cool.)
Seriously though, I thought I could get the craziness under control, and when I did, I’d get back to doing stuff like writing and blogging. But that exhausted idea gave way to yet another event, and I finally came to realize that I can’t just wait for the calm. In some ways, I won’t ever have the calm I once knew, and that’s okay. Because the life that has replaced it is very good. In other ways, I could do a better job of not trying to do everything at once all the time.
I am sad to say, though, that one thing that has become the victim of the last year is the final book in The Father Christmas Series. Yes, I said I would release it this year. Trust me, I tried. But while I like the story in draft, the time it would take to make it actually readable got interrupted so many times during the ridiculously short time frame I gave myself I finally decided it would be better to hold off. I feel really, really bad about that. Would it be strange to apologize to my readers who have all been so encouraging?
The next few months will be interesting ones. Quite a list of events awaits me. Many are wonderful. Some will be hard. Prayers are always welcomed. But all and all I’m ready to take on what’s next…and hopefully show up here more often.
It is time to readjust.