Welcome to Wild Card Wednesday. Today’s post is going to be a shortie. I just wanted to let y’all know I’m taking a blog hiatus through the rest of the month. I will see you all the first Wednesday of September.
What’s wrong, Catie?
Nothing is really wrong, per se. I am just very, very busy.
- I agreed to read–and critique–submissions for a short story anthology that will be released this fall by members of the W2GE Street team.
- I am working hard, hard, hard on my fiction because I want to release a collection of short stories before the end of this year (holiday season) and want to release my first novel in 2013. I also submitted a short story to the anthology I mentioned above.
- I am doing some training with Cosmo that requires us to “practice” 2-3 times per week. Working with Cosmo in this way has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. He’s very smart and cooperative. But it also eats up a good chunk of time.
- My family has had to make the heartbreaking decision to put Mamaw (my last living grandparent) in a nursing home. For various reasons, she could no longer live alone, and none of us can physically handle her in our homes. I am sad, and it is distracting.
I was juggling all this stuff–or, really, just keeping my head above water–until I went back to the pineywoods for a visit. I didn’t even open my laptop during this weekend long visit. Since I got home, I have been behind.
After reading Louise Behiel’s blog post on burnout, I realized what was happening to me. When I have time to write, I have a hard time doing it. And it’s probably because I’m reading burnout stage.
So, before I go on some weird rampage, I’m going to take a two-week break from the blog. I hope I can get caught up during this two weeks and come back refreshed. Some of the problem is me not managing my time very well, so I also plan to work on that.
I’ll leave you with a song I’ve been playing air guitar to instead of writing:
Rest in Peace
Layne Staley 1967-2002
Mike Starr 1966-2011
What a long strange trip it is…