I haven't blogged in a while (duh!) It isn't the only thing I haven't done in a while, either. Not to say I haven't been busy, because I have. I just haven't focused on the blog, reading people's blogs, etc. I joined Facebook though. Although, I don't see how people can spend hours and hours on it. So not me.
On the writing front, I've been neglecting that aspect of my life. Tsk tsk. My son asked me why I wasn't working on my WIPs. My answer to him was because he won't get off of my computer! (True...) But, that's not really it. I do have a laptop.
I didn't renew my membership with my local RWA chapter. (sorry Rosebuds) I have a couple of reasons. Time being the top of the list. Crappy excuse, but there it is. I'm questioning. I still have stories running through my mind constantly, so I know the creative spark is alive. But, the dedicated time to work on it is my problem. I don't want to play at writing. I want to actually sit down and do it. I know I can't write in five minute spurts like some do...I'm too easily distracted or want to edit what I did before, especially if I come back to it and start to reread to know where I was, etc.
I've been working 9-10 hour days, add an hour plus commute (each way) on top and I have complete mental burn out by the time I get home. I've used the writing of others to feed my passion for literary expression. Tess Gerritson rocks, by-the-way. I know others write and juggle a full time job, but I haven't managed to make it work the way it should since I started a new position. It has it's good and bad points and I wouldn't trade for my previous alternative to save my life right now. (That job now sucks for all left doing it...which is what I thought would happen and why I changed jobs!) I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the job stress will let up and allow me to focus again. Here's hoping!