I guess I’d gotten out of the habit of writing here. I’m not sure exactly why. Perhaps it was because new habits have been taking over, or perhaps it is because I’ve nothing to say that I think anyone else would care about. That being said I’d like to write an update of what has been up lately.
The biggest thing is that this last several months I’ve been working toward getting something to happen. Some of that is writing contests of the legit variety and some of it has been in things like spending a lot of time editing the stuff from last year. I still get up early to work, but I have been doing almost no new writing.
Part of that makes me sad, because I have so many story ideas I want to write, at the same time I fight the time battle all the time. I think I could work forty hours a week writing for the rest of my life and not run out of things to do with the writing side of it.
One of the things that makes the edit/submit/rejection/repeat cycle so daunting is the time it takes to get any sort of reply. Weeks to months just seems to move so slow. I want to figure out a way to be a full time writer, but there are the bills and the kids and the job and all the other things that make up real life, that the writing is the part that gets put to the back burner. I’m still trying to find the balance. And as I do I keep working. I have to keep working, though. That’s the thing. I can’t abandon it. I know that it is what I’m meant to do and I have to keep working at it.