Sorry I've been absent of late. At some point a couple weeks ago, I got my muse back and I've been joyfully spewing words onto pages endlessly.
Usually I can't point to any one thing that gets me going after a long writing hiatus. This time around, however, I can. Two things happened that got my creative juices flowing. 1) I found this picture
Most of you will recognize this as the very talented actor, David James Elliott. But to me...he's Quinn, the hero of my book "7/8ths Time." I've found other pictures in the past that depict the mental image I have of Quinn, but this one is special. There's something about DJE's eyes (and I've love been a fan of his "eye acting.") that says to me, "WRITE THE DARN BOOK ALREADY!
The other thing that happened was a bit less intangible. I met with a personal trainer. One of the things I'm doing this year, come heck or high water (I know, but my kids read this blog sometimes...) is I'm going to lose a significant amount of weight. By significant I mean the equivalent of a sturdy third grader. So I met with a personal trainer. I've met with this guy before. (If you'd like to read about that, check out It Can Only Happen to Sarah!)
Sitting there admitting to him that I was a compulsive liar when it came to my weight and that I needed help with my Cheetos addiction, I said something that hit me like lightning.
"I wish I would just start writing again. I don't eat when I write."
So, my friends, I'm thrilled to announce that in the past week I've written 10,000 words and lost somewhere between 2 and 3 pounds. A drop in the bucket on both fronts, but definitely a great start!
So if I'm missing from the blogging business for a while, please forgive me. I'm really hoping to have a completed AND PUBLISHED novel by year's end...and when I announce it I'm hoping to wear the Rick Springfield T-shirt I bought at the last concert that I knew I hadn't a prayer of wearing until I lost some weight. It's hanging in my closet right now, mocking me, but I will prevail!
Meanwhile, the rest of you...go forth and WRITE!