Monday, November 3, 2014
So... here's the thing.
Life is unpredictable. A huge, rushing, unstoppable roller-coaster.
The last few months of my life have been just that -- up and down, sideways, loop-de-loop, all at breakneck speed. It's been a rush, a joy, incredibly stressful, and downright exhausting. I started not just a new job, but an entire new career. I took the bold step of following my heart, and I don't regret it for one second (at least not yet). I feel like I'm doing what I was meant to do. When Karma and Opportunity knock, you answer the door.
But this wonderful new life has brought with it 60-hour work-weeks, long commutes, frequent travel, and very little time for home, family, friends, or hobbies (or sleep, for that matter). Add to that an unexpected medical "surprise" (no worries, I will be fine in a few months), and, well... you get the point.
This new phase of my life has also left me with about 5 minutes a day to actively listen to my Muses. They are always with me, and I scribble furiously when I have a free minute here or there. But at some point scribbled vignettes and hastily-typed scenes and conversations have to be patched together, smoothed and edited. Crafted. It's an intense process that requires quiet, concentration, and energy. Very little of which I've had recently.
So, for those of you who still remember, who care about these characters... First and foremost, THANK YOU. I will not leave you hanging forever. I can't. I need closure to Jon & Cate's saga even more than you. But it might be awhile before I can resume, and I will not do it until I can do so with the same quality of writing as has come before. Hopefully it will be soon, as my schedule seems to have some daylight in the months ahead... but I cannot promise when.
I'm still here, and will return as soon as I can. Karma will let me know when the time is right.