Of course, that's not going to happen. It was a part of my life. I have to acknowledge it. But I've also happily moved on.
However, unlike the moirayoung blog, I haven't been posting a lot.
I wouldn't say that I'm avoiding blogging, per se, just that I'm trying to prioritize:
More than a year after completing the first draft of my WIP, SIGN OF THE STAR, I am still working on rewrites. I am so very close right now, despite things like the terrible MS episode I suffered this past summer. Among other things ... but I'll spare you the laundry list.
Thankfully, this year hasn't been all high drama and health issues. One shining light through everything has been a writing website I frequent: Magical Words.
It's a group blog of published fantasy authors who write about everything under the sun that has to do with the craft — from a fantasy angle, of course. Here every day but Sundays (for now), an author posts. Every day, I learn something new, and I can't recommend it highly enough.
The best part? The authors interact with commenters and further the learning process.
I've said it elsewhere, but I'll say it again: visiting this website feels like I'm taking an advanced, ongoing course in how to write better. The authors at MW are the writing professors I wish I'd had.
In late December (well, early January, because once you factor in shipping to Canada, that's when I got my copy), they took their work a step farther and released a book: How To Write Magical Words. It chronicles a selection of all of the blog posts written over the last three years.
This book is awesome. I've been studying it like a textbook, and having fun throughout. I'm learning even more.
But one of the best sections of the book, and a running theme of the blog in general, is this: Butt In Chair.
Which gets me to my final bullet point:
So that's where I've been this past month and a half: writing.
Well, and hanging out at Magical Words, of course.