How are you guys doing? I feel like it's been forever since we last spoke. I hate that my posts have been getting so impersonal lately and I'm thinking it may be time to step back a little.
At the end of summer I was going into my third year of University with no job, no other commitments except for a few here and there so I thought it would be okay to start making other plans thinking that only some of them would come through.
They all came through. And I have a hard time saying 'no' to people.
So now we're in the first week of October and I have a job (yay), I'm a full-time student, and I'm currently rehearsing two musicals with another one starting in November. It's all a bit overwhelming and I'm really bad at time management.
The thing that's suffering most is my writing: my blog, my stories, the voice in my head screaming at me for release. I've let my commitment - my dream - of writing lapse and I hate it.
I don't like that I can't seem to find the time to write just for fun.
I don't like that I still have no plan of attack for tackling this mountain of work.
I don't like that I didn't get to tell you that I'm a monthly guest blogger on The Peasant's Revolt which is so awesome.
I hate that I didn't get to tell you about #VTtoRT which is one of the most amazing things to come out of this insanity.
I didn't even get to tell you about the fact that I'm going to my first ever writer's convention in May and I'm terrified and excited and I have no idea what to expect but I'm making all these plans and getting ready for total independence even if it's just for a week.
It's weird to say that I miss you guys because we don't really talk but...you're my victims. We're about as close as people can get. And for that I am so grateful. I'm thankful for every single one of you.
As for the fate of this blog...
I'm going to be making some temporary changes until I can get back on my feet a little.
I'm going to continue with the Farewell series (even though I did miss this week's) but the Forensic series is going to take a hiatus for the next two months because October and November are just too crazy to deal with dead bodies.
I've got 5 Books in the coming months that I've agreed to read so I'll be posting those reviews:
- Heirs of War by Mara Valderran
- Garden of Eden by Kate Cowan
- Homecoming by Cecelia Robert
- Magic Weaved on a Samhain Eve by VJ Chisholm
- Dead Dreams by Emma Right
So, in conclusion: I'm busy, I love you, and if you have any unusual or helpful schedule/time management/stress relief advice, please share them in the comments.
Thank you, darlings.
P.S. Donations for the #VTtoRT fund are never closed. We've officially passed Koomkey's goal but if you have some pocket change that you'd be will to donate I would be so grateful.
P.P.S. I'm also looking for any authors willing to donate ebooks or print copies (international shipping) for a giveaway as a thank you for everyone's help with the #VTtoRT fund. So if you or anyone you know is will to help out in that regard please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org