I’m baaack!

Hello, everyone!

I’m sorry that I went missing for a bit.  I seem to have gone from posting relatively cheery (well, for me) posts to lashing-myself posts, so I needed to take some time off.  Thanks to all of my friends who sent me messages telling me that once again, I’ve taken on too much.  It was very helpful to have that outside perspective, because I sometimes think I CAN do it all—from taking on three freelance jobs at once to trying to get my daughter into a great middle school to overseeing homework for two kids to spending time with my husband to finishing up two writing projects AND updating my blog three times a week.  Doing all this, I’ve come to realize, is practically impossible.

But it’s all about priorities, isn’t it?  Right now, my priorities are as follows: Getting Kade into a middle school that will make her happiest, spending time with my family, getting those freelance projects in, writing, and blogging.

To complicate this list, though, are my feelings about Occupy Wall Street and the Christian Left.  I don’t want to turn this space into a political one, so I’ll just add that I’ve recently discovered that my beliefs are closely tied to social justice.  And this has made me really happy.

I’ve also discovered that, although in years past, NaNoWriMo has contributed to my shutting down in November, this will no longer be the case.  For those of you who don’t know, National Novel Writing Month is time spent writing a first draft without stopping, with 50,000 words as the goal.  The thought of powering through a draft without stopping gives me the shivers, quite frankly.  (And please, my friends who DO participate in NaNo, please do not come in here to comment on why I should try it.  It just ain’t gonna happen for me!)

What I may have finally figured out is that I need to keep writing regularly.  Sounds pretty self-evident, doesn’t it?  And “regularly” for me might be two pages a day.  Or maybe it’ll be two pages every other day.  I’m going to take the “slow and steady wins the race” approach.

Until next time, friends!

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