Lately I’ve been feeling a lot like this guy.
I took time off from blogging so I could work on my WIP. My thought process: the time I take to write posts or blog hop could be used to revise! I can read a lot more! I can spend time with my family and not have them wonder Who’s that strange person kissing me good night?
Just so you know…
I haven’t read a book…in a month.
I’m still stuck on my WIP’s midpoint.
My kids still wonder who I am.
And honestly, with the exception of all my Hunger Games hype (and thank God for that!), I’ve been kind of meh lately. In the little time I have to write, I sometimes have to force myself to do that. I haven’t really felt like blogging.* I haven’t felt like reading. Truth: I haven’t felt like doing much of anything.
I mean, I have been working insane hours, both kids are playing soccer, I spend many weekends traveling, my husband’s in the middle of his soccer season—there’s just a lot going on. And I’ve been so go, go, go that when I do have down time, I freaking crash. Like, I’ve NEVER been so tired. I just don’t feel like doing ANYTHING. And I can’t get excited about a whole lot either.
I don’t know. Maybe I need to quit working so much. Maybe I get blood work done. Maybe I just need Spring break to happen NOW. Whatever the case, I’m in a perpetual state of
And, well…I’m tired of being so…tired.
A few weeks ago I signed up for this.
Wasn’t particularly feeling it when I added my name to the linky, but last year I did the A-Z challenge and I had SO MUCH FUN. I posted about Killer titles and Nerdfighters and why I need to be reincarnated as an Octopus. And, to be honest, when I had a prompt, I didn’t find it very difficult to come up with something to blog about (give me a letter, I give you a blog post!). And, as is always the case, I meet the most fun and supportive and amazing people through these crazy fun blogfests.
So I’m going to try to post everyday in the month of April. I know what you’re thinking—when do you have time to do this?!
I’ll make time. Because guys, here’s what I realized in my few months off. What gets me excited about reading and writing is TALKING to other people about it. The days I spend all day texting back and forth with my writer buddies or chatting about Hunger Games** or emailing back and forth WIP brain spew with my CPs, I may not get a heck of a lot of productive writing done, but I FEEL rejuvenated—enough where my productivity soars for the next few days. The writing community keeps me EXCITED. My writer friends keep me rejuvenated! About writing. About reading. About my passion.
Think about it. Why do we go to writer’s conferences? Why do we go to ALA? Okay, there are SO MANY reasons, but a big one for a lot of us is that WE GET TO TALK ABOUT OUR PASSION. And in April? Dude. I get to do that every day. Here. For a month.
So. A-Z. It’s on. Tune in Sunday. A is for a massive ARC giveaway.
*Frankly, I don’t think you would want me to post a whole lot last month otherwise my blog would seem like it needs a permanent prescription to Prozac. :)
**H will be for massive Hunger Games gush. Just FYI.