Currently listening to: Say Amen, Panic! at the Disco
Could I have gone any longer without making a new blog post? A year and a half or so since my last post…that’s probably a new record. So what have I been up to, you may ask? Well, there’s been a lot of writing involved. Songstuck’s sequel has been revamped…oh, maybe 4 times now? To be quite honest, I’d been hitting some creative blocks with the story, and I’ve been trying to work that out. In the meantime, I’ve got another work in progress that I’m loving at the moment and hope to have a full draft completed in the next few months.
What else have I been doing? Traveling, for one. I’ve taken a few more trips to the east coast, and loved every minute. I’ve visited family and been awed by some amazing performers (lookin’ at you, flying all over the arena in a bungee-harness, P!nk…). I took a bit of a hiatus from writing for a few months during a rough transition period at work. It’s amazing how sheer exhaustion–mental and physical–can drain your creativity and motivation. It was in the midst of that hiatus that I started sorting things out with myself and trying to reset. Reworking old drafts suddenly felt like a chore, and wasn’t helping me out of the funk I’d found myself in. That’s when I turned toward a new story, and that’s just the change of pace I needed.
So now, to the news! I will be making an appearance at a writer’s even at Books to Benefit in Normal, IL. Books to Benefit is a great nonprofit organization that works to promote literacy. You can get more information about the event here.