For the past month I’ve been juggling priorities and only finding bits and pieces of time to catch up with blogging buddies. Writing came to an almost complete standstill and blogging – well, I’ve been re-posting older pieces. Marketing and promotion – forget it!
Now that I have a day unfettered by priorities, I feel like someone who’s fallen off a horse and now must regain the confidence to ride again. What to do next? Revamp the blog? Work on my WIP?
My goodness, I can’t even remember where I left Fiona Butters. Tied to a railroad track outside Ely Nevada while on the trail of her missing beau, Civil War Professor Lopinski? Or, in a small town in New England trying to convince a group of horny teenage girls that the rock pile behind their boarding school is not a portal to the underground world of H.R. Lovecraft’s macabre imagination?
And, while I think I’ve worked out the skeleton of a plot, what will it look like to me now after thirty days? Total and utter crap? Probably.
The good news is I’m about 130 pages into the story and a Cheeto has not crossed Fi’s lips. I can’t promise one won’t or that she’s suddenly going to start fasting, purging or yodeling but all things are possible.
How about you – are you finding it hard to get back on that old horse and ride bravely into the New Year?
In news from blogging and non-blogging buddies:
- Many thanks to Mary Rowen, author of Leaving the Beach and Living by Ear for including me in her list of bloggers to check out. I’m honored!
- For those of you who are fans of his work, there’s a new Duke Miller poem posted here.
- Gentlemen bloggers, Hugh of Hugh’s News and Views has a new award especially for you!