I Haven’t Been Writing (insert very sad, puppy dog face here)

I haven’t had time.

What?  Between vacations home,

Vacation Home

Vacation Home






trips to the Renaissance Fair,

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invitations to friends summer homes on the lakeKeuka Lake Day 07232013 012


… there simply hasn’t been time!



Well, there has been SOME writing.  I did manage to enter to recipes onto the blog.  I also have been tracking my food and workout progress (more of an accountability thing).  I wrote a letter to a long lost friend.

But Samantha, Geoff, Lily and the gang over at the novel have been sadly left to their own devices.  I am almost afraid to open it up and see what mischief has happened while I have been away.  My biggest fear is that they have all jumped ship and left me with a huge mess to untangle, unravel, reroute …

You see, the characters in my books take on a life of their own.  If I am not diligent and disciplined about tracking their every movement, I can sometimes return to a mess (of my own doing) that gets bogged down and difficult to decipher.  Usually, that’s when the block comes in and I can’t figure out how to help them get to their next place, smoothly, interestingly

Even today, when I know I should be over there, advancing their individual story-lines, I am here, piddling around in my blog, writing about how I am not writing about them.

Procrastinate much?

Why, yes, yes I do.  I also know that there is this huge spreadsheet I need to start working on for my other “job” (the volunteer one, for my son’s youth football league).  I am very cognizant of the fact that once I finish my minimum amount of words for the day on the novel, I will need to buckle down and start in on that mundane spreadsheet task.  So maybe, today at least, the reason I am here instead of there, is I don’t want to arrive at the end destination.

Or maybe I am just looking to clear my brain of a few inane thoughts before I tackle the mess.

Either way, I probably ought to stop writing here and start doing something good over there.  Because I DO hope to get a mani/pedi this afternoon as well.  And chances are, I will do THAT even if I do not accomplish any work today.  Because I feel THAT undisciplined.

Gosh … it is gorgeous outside …………

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