Monday, October 8, 2012

Here and Gone

You may have noticed that I've been absent on Blogger for a while, and I've been terrible at keeping up with blogs. It's been all I can do to keep up with everything else I have going on. Between editing for work, writing novels, revising, rewriting, prepping for publication, homeschooling, and breathing, my blog has slipped woefully between the cracks. I'll pull up Blogger from time to time and stare at it and think about how I need to get on this sucker, and then a wave of exhaustion will wash over me. I haven't even had time to read my critique partners' latest books/chapter updates, never mind any other kind of reading. The only books I've read this year have been client edits. I need a good chunk of time to just sit and read. And you know, breathe. ;)

Anyway, I'm sorry for being so absent all over the place, and I'm hoping that things will settle down a little bit the rest of this year and I can get to some of the blog posts I've been wanting to do! Thanks to all of you who have stuck around and been so encouraging--it's meant a lot to me in the insanity of the past months. The only thing I have left planned for this year is the rewrite of half of Rising 2 and its publication--last month, I cut 73,000 words from the book, and now I need to rewrite some new story.

Also, a big, belated thank-you to Christine Rains for presenting me with the Daisy Award. :)




(Oh, I've also finally set up an author page on Facebook, and I hope to be more active there, too, so I'd love for you to join me. :)) My Facebook Page

Thanks again to all of you, and I hope you're all doing magnificently!

16 comments:

  1. Hey Laura! Good to hear from you. Sorry, not on Facebook or I would join you.

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    1. Hi, Alex! Thanks. :) I've been missing checking in on blogs--and I missed your last blogfest; I think I found out about it two days after it happened. :-/

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  2. Sometimes it really is hard to keep up. I decided to cut back on blogging by one day just to ease up on myself a little bit.

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    1. It does get hard! Have you found that cutting back has helped you?

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  3. Blogging is always the bottom of my priority list, too. No need to feel bad! Good luck with everything.

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    1. Thanks so much, Angie!! This encouraged me a lot. :)

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  4. Good to see you're back. Congrats on the Facebook page. That's a big step!

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  5. I can so relate to the being busy thing, Laura. You can only do so much.

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  6. I do think that breathing should be higher on the priority list than blogging so I guess it is fine that the blogging fell by the wayside. Hope your life settles down! Keep breathing.

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    1. Yes, the breathing thing is pretty essential, but I'm hoping to keep up a bit better with the blogging too. ;) Thanks!

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  7. You HAVE been gone! It's good to "see" you! Breathing is important though :)

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    1. Morgan, HI! It's good to see you stopping by--I feel so behind on everyone's lives. I hope you've been well??

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  8. Good to see you back - and yes, I did notice ;) Good that you took a break. We all need those every now and then.

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    1. Aww, thanks, Tonja!! :D I'm hoping that with some projects off my plate, I'll be able to put together some blog posts. How've you been?

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