It's been a while since I've posted a blog, and even longer since I've been able to make writing my focus. The good news is, I'm back and I'm trying to get into the swing of things again. After The Prisons was published in early April, I decided to take a week or two to myself. After that, I had a big work project that took up most of my free time, and then after that, I moved.
So it's been a very busy few months. Once I got settled in my new place, my computer broke. I say it all the time, but I'm pretty sure Murphy's Law (which states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong) disproportionately affects me. It's never major things, which I am thankful for. But for my computer to survive a move, be perfectly fine for three days, THEN crap out on me? What kind of luck is that?
Anyway, the issue was solved, $100 later. In the process of fixing my computer, Microsoft Word was taken off of my computer. Which was another huge problem, seeing as all of my writing has been written in Word. Whether you want to call me stubborn or stupid, I refuse to pay the $150 to get Word back. So currently, all of my files are being uploaded to Google Drive so I can at least access them.
That, so far, is my long list of complains and excuses as to why I haven't been around or writing. And with my sister coming in for a visit, I'm sure I will push back all of my plans slightly further to spend time with her.
The point of this post, really, is that sometimes life gets in the way. Sometimes we let life get in the way, and sometimes life digs in its heels and forces us to deal with it. Either way, the goal is to not feel guilty when you get side tracked. I have spent too much time laying in bed, packing boxes, studying, cleaning--all of the things life made me do-- scolding myself for not writing. But the thing is, I did want to write. I wanted to take a break, I wanted to focus on my 9 to 5, I wanted to pack boxes and move. And that's okay.
I'm at the point where I want to write again. And I'm going to ride this wave until life gets in the way again. And when it does, I'll try not to punish myself for not writing. I'm only human.