Hi. It seems like more than four days since I’ve written. I am trying like hell to start a new novel. I did start one in January, and I might continue it. I’m not sure. The fact that my father in law is in critical condition in the icu seems to be taking a front seat in my thoughts.
I don’t know how it’s possible that I am so sore, so tired, and so disoriented. I always think that summer break is going to be relaxing. Ha. Ha ha. This year is different than last year, in that we had an odd vacation – up north with my Mom rather than going somewhere touristy, and we cut the vacation short to come home. We have been at the hospital every day, hoping that my fatherinlaw pulls through his illness.
All of this takes my focus from writing, and in fact, gives me a darn good excuse not to write. I would use that excuse, too, if it weren’t for the fact that writing is calling to me. It’s pulling me. Even as I know I am writing with half a heart, I must write. It’s summer. I have a month. I need to get a good chunk of American Girl – Lyrics to Living Life as a Modern Mythical Creature under my belt. I need to get these characters walking around, living, breathing, talking…mostly talking, considering my other writings…
So, guess I’ll go do that. And if you have time, please send good thoughts and wishes to my father in law. Thanks. Sheila