For me, family first. This summer with kiddos being home was a whirlwind, to say the least. They started school about two weeks ago and with school, homework, and sports everyday (sometimes two sports, no joke...I hear ya, it's ridiculous.), it's all I can do to keep my family above water. So I've been stingy with my time.
Once my families needs are meet I focus on me. First my mind and body, I HAVE to exercise, about as much as I need air. Then, I write. Or in my current status, edit. Which is going VERY well. Thank you very much for asking. Thirdly, I try get in a little reading time. Slow going lately because I was reading a very heavy book (The Windup Girl...will tell you more about that in another post.) And lastly, I critique. Sorry my lovely CP partners. *muah muah* I love you guys but I'd expect you to put me last as well.
Oh, and did I mention, I also have this as a distraction:
Seriously folks, how am I supposed to get any work done with this thing staring at me all day? Meet Sookie, my 3 month old Imperial Shih-Tzu (which is fancy for saying "miniature.") She's the cutest sweetest thing and my family really loves her.
So am I back for a while? Yes...I hope. Unless my book needs me solo again. Because let's face it peeps, this book ain't gonna publish itself. I hope to blog at least three times a week.
What about you ask? (Or maybe you didn't but I'm gonna tell you anyway.)
My SCBWI conference experience
How you can't let fame got to you head.
Why pubbing a book you hate is a sin.
When Val Kilmer was hot...
And other great posts coming your way!
Thanks for letting me hid out for a bit to work on my MS. And thanks for not protesting with pitch forks, or boycotting my blog, or unfollowing me. (Well if you did unfollow me, I didn't notice. And obviously you are not over me because you are here, reading this. It's okay sweetie, I forgive you.)