Much has happened since my last post. Not specifically to me personally, but in the broader sense. You may have found a new love, or ended a toxic relationship. You may have tried a new restaurant, or found a new professional calling.
The point is this: outside of blogging, life still happens.
My book idea is taking shape. I wished I could report that pages upon pages have been finalized and edited, but that isn’t the case just yet. Chapters have been written, but many more need refinement. Hell, those chapters need to be dumped from my brain to the page.
I’m toying with the idea of first rolling out the book as a free PDF and then, if I’m lucky, find a publisher to work its magic and make my words available in bookstores everywhere. (Kind of sounds like an ad line, I know.)
A few books I’ve read as of late have provided just the right amount of encouragement, inspiration and oomph to make me serious about my own writing. (And in case you are wondering, “oomph” is, indeed, a literary term.)
This fall in addition to work I’m taking another graduate class — Speech Communication — and teaching an undergraduate class — Media Writing. Needless to say, my once-brimming proverbial plate could easily overflow without proper attention.
But the drive and need to write never wanes. In fact, at my most stressful times, all I want to do is write, write, write the stress away.
In time, I am sure. In time.
For now, I will focus on the freelance article I need to wrap up, the prep work for next week’s Media Writing class, my Speech Communication homework and, of course, the cranberry bread I have baking in the oven.
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