Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Coming Up for Air

Greetings! First I have to thank all the new folks and familiar faces who have dropped by this blog recently. A special thanks to "Inky Elbows" the brilliant cartoonist and Twitterista for linking me up!

You don't have to be a cyber-forensics expert to see it's been pretty quiet here for a while. I've been traveling and am heading off soon for a big trip to Turkey. What do I do when I have big trips planned? I set impossible writing goals for myself! What else??? So that's where I've been, head down, fingers flying, trying to get a handle on the new beast.

Before I throw myself back into the fray, I have to give a shout out and a shout up to the universe in thanks to my writer friends, both in real life and online. One thing I have learned, sometimes the hard way, is that for all the fun and creative freedom that come with writing, the path can be lonely, rocky and full of deadly doubt. Without fellow writers, other souls who recognize that thousand-yard stare that comes from mangled plots and difficult characters, I don't know if I would have the fortitude to continue. Even though I know I write because I have to, I know I can write and remain relatively functional (I won't use the word 'sane') because I'm lucky enough to have solid writer peeps. If nothing else, you all make me look normal by comparison! *grins*