Monday, April 11, 2011

Break’s Over

So, the truth is that I haven’t been getting much writing done this past week. And man, does it feel like it was a LOOOONG week, too. More like two weeks, to be completely honest. Which makes the lack of writing more obvious to me. And really, I feel it. I’m not writing, so I feel out of sorts. It bugs me.

So, that means that the break is over. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t regret taking some time off, although I, perhaps, took too much time. As I have said in a previous post, it’s good to get some time away from the computer and re-charge the batters, re-fill the well of ideas.

But my time spent recharging is now over. It’s time to crack the knuckles, fire up the ol’ word processor and sit my ass down to get some serious writing done. What will that be? Well, to be honest, one of the things I did while on my mini-vacation was lose track of my projects. I think there was one thing I wanted to finish that I missed the deadline on. Which is bad because its unprofessional, although in all fairness, the people running the event I was writing for didn’t know I was writing a story for them.

But, you know, I want to try and act as a professional writer, which means I take this job seriously, and not as a hobby that I do in my spare time. Which is yet another reason that break time is over. I need to be a professional, and get back to work.

Oh, before I go, some good news! I found out last week that a story I entered into a contest to get into a YA Mystery Anthology passed the first round of voting. Now, just one more round of voting, and the judges will have picked the ten stories that will get published. I’m that much closer, folks! Keep your fingers crossed! According to the email I got, I should know by the end of the month, so I’ll be sure to keep you all posted.

Until then, I’ll be writing!


  1. Good luck in your writing and the contest. I love the name of your blog, btw.

  2. Thanks! I got the name from my wife, who stole it from something a friend of her's said. It was too good to not use.