If I had been an on the ball blogger, I would have made an announcement that I was taking time off, but truthfully I just got overwhelmed with life and didn't get to it. I would think about it sometimes, and then realize that I didn't have anything to say.
Here's what happened in June:
1. I turned 35. This was a weird thing for me because I'm no longer in my early 30's. And that means I'm closer to 40. And that freaks me out. Going from the 20's to the 30's was no big deal because it just wasn't a big deal. That's how old the people were on Friends and they were still hip and happening and stuff. But 40's. Ugh.
2. I finished my revision on TRANSCEND, entered it into Utah's Original Writing contest, sent it to beta readers, and wrote the 19283395872349th query for it.
3. Had a realization that I'm not the writer I need to be for the story that is hanging out in my head - has been for six or seven months. I need to research more, improve my craft more, and plot the heck out of it before I try again.
4. Have a different story idea that I really like and think I could write now. But the book is visiting my head in reverse - I know how it ends - for all the characters and I don't know how to get them to there. More plotting needs to happen, but in a way different than I've ever thought about a plot.
But the bottom line is that though my blogging has been sporadic at best so far this year, I'm determined to go out of 2013 stronger than I was in it. I'm planning on taking this blog toward more women's fiction things because, well, that's what I write and I want to have people who visit here to know that, to feel like this is a women's fiction home while still making writers feel comfortable. Details on that in a week :)
So if you are still here, thanks for sticking with me. I hope to make your patience worth the wait.
Have you ever had a book come to you in reverse?!? How did you manage it?