Monday, May 16, 2011

Moving ahead so life won't pass me by

I heard someone reference Jim Croce the other day, and the person they were talking to had no idea who Jim Croce was.  Kind of like "Who are the Beatles?" (ok, maybe not quite).  Anyway, it was only natural that this lyric popped into my head.

The pace of life has been exhausting, even with the end to insanity at the day job.  There is still work to do, events to prepare for (congratulations to my daughter who is now officially a college graduate, and on with the wedding planning).  As such, I am (again) behind in posting.  AND let's not forget those Chicago Bulls!  Sorry, but I AM setting aside some of my free time to watch them.  They are "for real" this year and I hope they can make it to the end. 

With all of these distractions in my life, my muse is taking a well-deserved break, although tapping me on the shoulder frequently to remind me that, like my children, they are never far from my thoughts.  The juggling act continues.  Priorities are reset.  I see my writing buddies moving ahead and making progress/having success and I feel like I'm lagging behind, but my Wonder Woman cape is at the cleaners along with the super powers it contains.  On the plus side, I have a couple of (in my opinion) strong stories on the shelf to keep me pushing ahead.  I have scheduled days with said muse at the beginning of June so I can sit down and review the good work we've done, push it to the next level, and move on to the next project. 

I'm still working to get the stories from my shelf onto a bookstore shelf - I'll keep you posted as these progress.  However, I am not contemplating any new projects until after the aforementioned wedding.  I don't think the Wonder Woman cape will be done before then (although one never knows . . . )

Expect to see Living Canvas and/or Epitaph sometime this summer!  Thanks for sticking with me and I'll keep you posted!

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