Sabbatical’s End

Hello, lovies. Oops, I did it again. And not in the infamous Spears’s way. I done went and R-U-N-O-F-T with nary a word of warning or explanation. I promise, I have a good excuse. At every point in a writer’s author life, they reach a certain point of burn out-
     Flaming big burn, baby!
-and need to recharge. For most of this, this period of time includes a sudden I’ve-fallen-off-the-face-off-the-planet-ness. And when that occurs we rarely lend a thought towards updating, notifying, or Tweet-screaming we’re on the verge of collapse before we do it.

As you might be able to tell, recently I went through a little Somebody-just-kill-me-now-ness of my own. I tossed my manuscripts into the “Abandoned” folder, threw the books I was reading onto the “Don’t Care” shelf, and immersed myself into a digitally fed haze of Youtube, Netflix, and VHS.

These fugues are not frequent for me. Generally, when I ditch my blogging responsibilities it is for the good of my writing – deadlines, editing, or full-on balls-to-the-wall creation periods. But, as I’ve reported in the past, I do, at times, experience droughts of inspiration, creativity, and motivation – all at the same time. This was one such time.

As often happens, mostly during the hibernation months of winter, I seem to lose sense of myself, forgetting who I am and what I love. A great quote from a fantastic show went something like (and I’m paraphrasing) “On the ship, they forgot how to be cows. But now they see blue skies and remember what they are.” (Name me the show for a cookie!) It’s kind of been like that for me the last couple of months. I’d forgotten, and now I’ve remembered.

So, with that said, I’ve returned to include blogging in my writing schedule. I’m sure the masses are leaping with joyous racket over the fact, too! lol But to those who do occassionally check out my blog to see what’s new in my life, this note is for you. You were not forgotten, you were not dismissed, you were simply the lost ones in a line of lost ones. However, with the exception of logging fresh word count immediately, you are the first to be notified of my re-emergence. Feel special, sweeties. 😉