I know, I’ve been a little absent on my blog lately. February wasn’t easy this year. It usually isn’t, I already know that, so I half expected things to get quiet for me on social media and my blog.
However, I’m feeling better, the weather is warmer, and I’m back to being present online. I never stopped writing, though my writing slowed a lot during February. My writing has picked up again and I’m happy with my progress. Book 4 is coming along nicely, the first draft is coming close to done, and Book 5 is forming in the outline stage.
I’m also working on another book under my other pen name. I seldom write only one book at a time. It helps keep my brain busy and my creativity flowing. I still have the martial arts book in progress, but I’m not actively working on it right now.
The last few weeks also gave me a chance to organize some other parts of my life, too. Martial arts is a big part of my life. I’ve missed training with others a lot. Now that I’m feeling good again, I’ve found a community and am training again. Online for now, but it’s really effective, and I’m enjoying it.
My learning new skills for a new second career is also going well. I study regularly and enjoy what I’m doing. One day I’ll only be writing, but for now that’s not the case.
I’m also getting back at riding the horses more, now that the weather is nicer. It’s not fun trying to ride when everything’s frozen. When the air hurts my face, I’m not inspired to be out there unnecessarily. For a couple of weeks we weren’t going outside without full protection for the full body, face included. We’re even experiencing temperatures above freezing, and it’s only March!
Anyways, I’m back. Things are good here. Writing is coming along well and I’m pleased. Now I’ll ease back into my social media and reconnect with friends and fans. As seasons change, our schedules and needs change as well. Once you know how you respond to the year, you can allow for that in your writing schedule. Do what you need and look after yourself. Happy writing!
I’ve been writing stories for myself for years. Now, I’m a published author. No genre is off limits, though I have some favorites.