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Friday, January 8, 2010

Absences


Thanks for the hearty re-welcome, guys! Makes me feel all warm and special and stuff, and reminded me that taking such a long leave of absence from writing/blogging is bad. Bad, bad. But now I should at least have loads to blog about, yes?

Um. Sure.

Since the entire month of December I was basically AWOL from every aspect of writing, I have no new insights into that world. No revelations. Just lots of concern. Heaping, massive amounts of concern that continue to make my chest tighten.

See: I haven't written anything in a MONTH. A month, people. And not only that, but my motivation has gone *ffwwwwpt* (that was supposed to be the sound of something deflating. Just FYI). I've been in denial for about a month. Maybe it was just the holiday chaos? Maybe it was just life stress? Maybe it was just back-to-school madness? Maybe it was just Puppy's mind-control making me want to play with her instead of spend time with Max or Lu? Maybe maybe maybe.

Whatever the reason, I feel utterly out of the loop. I spent some time with Yazoo and Lu today, and realized just how much they've grown in my absence. Their hair is longer. Yazoo is a little taller. My oh my, you turn around and they sprout up without you even knowing...

*sniffle*

But anyway, I'm trying to ease back in. Jumping back in all at once (while still trying to balance school/work/a newly-discovered social life) would be painfully overwhelming and just make my chest hurt even more. Baby steps, folks. Baby steps it will be.

10 comments:

Mariah Irvin said...

It's good to have you back! Take your baby steps; we'll be here.

I didn't write during December either. August and Jane are growing impatient as they remain stuck in the same scene.

inthewritemind said...

Baby steps is the best way to go about it. You don't want to overwhelm yourself too soon.

Life happens. :) Writing will always be there. Those moments in life that you treasure only happen once.

Glad you're back!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I love the diminutive quote! Funny! :-)

Take your time - it's all good.

Natalie said...

Will you quit stressing? I've told you a thousand times—it's okay! It'll come back once your life settles down some.

Time and a place for everything, dear. Time and a place.

Hayley said...

Take baby steps we don't want to loose you again, and I bet Lu and Yazoo feel the same. Baby steps are a good thing, and sometimes blocks of block are okay, they happen, take a breath step back and you'll be okay. We have faith in you Sara.

Jill Wheeler said...

Give Yazoo a kiss for me! I miss him so!

Jade said...

Puppy mind games, I feel that.

They may be baby steps but they're still steps. As long as your moving forward, all is good.

Dominique said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere. :D
Don't stress. Just take deep, relaxing breaths. Baby steps are good. You don't have to do everything at once.

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Welcome back Sara! We missed you! I'm sure your motivation will come back soon!!

Renee Collins said...

Believe me when I say, I feel your pain. I also took a month long break from both blogging and writing. On the one hand, it was pretty awesome, but now I worry that I've "lost my touch." (I don't know if such a thing can exist, but the possibility scares me.)

Anyway, here's to getting back into the groove nice and slow. :)