As you've probably noticed in the last month, I haven't been around the blogosphere very much.  The truth is that I can't keep up with 2013.  No matter how hard I try.  Not at home, not at work, not on social media.  About the only thing I can keep up with is at least taking my prescription medication every day . . . and even that gets dicey sometimes.  I used to be able to do it all plus half of everyone else's shit.  Now I can't seem to  complete even a simple task.  I can't remember anything, and I'm at the point where I'm pouring my tea into my cereal in the morning because I'm just that distracted thinking of all the things I need to catch up on--that I never make a dent in.




I need to recharge!


I think I need to pare down the amount of things I'm trying to accomplish for a month or two and get back to the basics--like writing, which is the reason I'm here in the first place.  The first draft of my third novel has been languishing on my hard drive for months.  (Seriously, we're approaching a year.  There's just no excuse.)


Instead of desperately trying to catch up and never getting there, I'm going to give myself permission to just stop for awhile and come back in a month or two hopefully feeling refreshed and begin again.  


So one of the things I'm going to take a bit of a break from is blogging.  I think this is the perfect time for me because I will never survive the A to Z stuff in April.  I'm going to try to focus on my writing--finishing that third novel up and getting started on the fourth.  I'll still be around so, my fellow writers, don't hesitate to email me. I'll still be on Facebook and you can still reach me via Twitter.  As a rule, I try to always make time for my fellow writers. Even though I haven't been making it to your blogs every day, and will continue to be scarce in April, I will still make myself available to my fellow writers.  I'm just going to make writing my first priority until the summertime.  Then I hope to return to all forms of social media with renewed vigor!


Also, as you probably know by now, my second novel, Aberration is due out 6/6/13.  I'm thinking about hosting a blog hop during release week so stay tuned for that.  Once I've got the details ironed out, I will post in mid-May about that.




FYI, according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary:


aberration:  the fact or instance of deviating or being aberrant, especially from a moral standard or normal state.