Yep! My week long absence from blogging has come to an end, and the good news is, nothing earth-shatteringly dreadful happened to me (nor to you guys) because I took a break from social media (mostly) for seven days! AND I achieved my goal of finishing Chapters 31 and 32 in my WIP, The Light. The bad news is, that wasn’t quite enough to finish the book! I realized that I’d have to jam too much into those two chapters to get to the end of the story, so decided there will also be a Chapter 33, and if needed, a Chapter 34. It takes what it takes, as we all know.
Overall, though, I’m very happy to have accomplished what I did, and I think my beta readers enjoyed what I produced, so all is well. I also learned a valuable lesson. It’s OKAY to step back from the sometimes addictive whirl of online activity when you need to, whether it’s to work on an overdue project, to take care of personal business, or just to give your mind a break. Things will go on without your constant oversight or presence, and with any luck, you’ll be welcomed back by smiling friends offering virtual hugs and chats.
And I looked up from my writing long enough to realize it’s autumn again! My favorite season! Crisp, cool days, filled with leaves swapping their summer outfits for glorious reds, and golds! Happy sigh! No, wait. That must have been my screensaver! 😯 Here in Florida, it’s still in the mid-to-high 80s every day and mostly miserable outside, but it started raining Sunday night. And yesterday. And this morning. Yep. We’ve officially gone from drought to monsoons, so true summer has ended. We can expect some days in the 70s to get here any time now. Better drag out my winter clothes. Oh, wait again. I don’t have any. Well, at least I’ll be able to turn off the a/c soon. Or not. 😀
And with that, I now return you to your regularly scheduled programming. 😉
Happy Fall, Y’all!