I’m Baaa-aaaack! Sort of!

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!

19 thoughts on “I’m Baaa-aaaack! Sort of!

  1. Congratulations on getting what you intended to accomplish done, even though it didn’t complete the book after all. I’m srill hoping to be able to get back to working on my WIP soon. And it’s finally starting to feel like fall here, as well. Temps are around 70 here at last, and we’re finally getting some rain after 23 days. Hopefully it will be enough measurable rain to officially end the streak.

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    • I’m glad YOU are getting some fall temps. My fall comments were definitely tongue-in-cheek. We never get very much of one. (Last year, it was on a Tuesday, I remember!) But if the rain keeps up, at least the sun isn’t heating the roof of our now-exposed house and broiling me inside. 😀

      Thanks for the congratulations. I do feel good about what I did, and if I need to write one or two more chapters, then so be it! Hope you’ll soon be able to get back to work on your WIP! 🙂

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    • I’ll remind you of that comment when you’re up to your eyeballs in every single word of my manuscript, correcting and suggesting changes and cuts. 😀 Seriously, so glad I’m almost done with this draft. I’ll be contacting you soon, begging for your expertise! In fact, I might email you later today. I had an idea that might appeal to you. Or not. But I think I’ll throw it out there for your consideration. Thanks for stopping by today! Wonderful to see you, as always! 🙂 ❤

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    • Thank you so much, Harmony! I’m so glad to hear that! I hope you’ll like Finding Hunter. I have a real soft spot in my heart for that out-of-step guy. 🙂 As soon as I check the rest of these comments, I’ll be working on the next Chapter in this WIP, as I’d reallyreallyreally like to finish the draft by Friday. This one has taken two years to write, with all the stops and starts. I much preferred the two books per year ratio to the two years per book one. 😀

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    • Thanks, Mary. I swear this book WILL get published soon! Rabbit will be very unhappy with me if it takes too much longer, and I can’t have that! 🙂 Hoping to finish this week, and then revision and editing, both of which usually go fairly quickly. We’ll see! Thanks for stopping by today! 🙂 ❤

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  2. Well back. I agree it is necessary to take breaks from social media. Congrats on what you accomplished on your break! I always want to rush my endings and my daughter is forever reminding me not to….lol.

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  3. Welcome back! I’m so excited to think WWR is getting closer to being in the hands of eager readers–like me! You made great progress during your break. Sometimes taking a break is the only way to accomplish what needs to be done.


  4. Well, I read your recent post before this one, but welcome back. Great news on the word count. I’m reading Finding Hunter now. Enjoying and and look forward to more from you!


  5. Welcome back! As I was reading, I almost believed in the true fall experience. Ugh! I do own winter clothes because it does get chilly in Jacksonville. A couple more months….a couple more months! 🥶


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