Because so many people have recently asked . . .
I haven't written about my life in a long time because, well, my life kinda sucks right now. I prefer to stick to humor and no matter how hard I try, I just can't seem to find the humor these days. I feel like Dan Akroyd in Trading Places. Not that a life of luxury and privilege was taken from me, but still, it's tough going from a place of relative comfort to one below the poverty line.
I'm confident things will work out somehow. They always do. But while my kids and I are still facing eviction, it's hard to think of anything to write (anything that people would want to read anyway.)
So yeah, that's why I've been missing in action lately.
I had been working on my Single Moms Survival Guide this summer. In fact, I had about 30,000 words written. Then my agent crushed my soul when she told me she wouldn't be able to sell it. So I stopped. Even though I'd been excited about it while I was writing, I now think it stinks.
I did, however pick up the fiction piece I'd started some time ago. Somehow I'm finding it very easy to escape reality in the pages of my make-believe world. I think I'll participate in NaNoWriMo and finish it up. Even if my agent isn't interested in it, I will self-publish because unlike most of the stuff I write these days, it doesn't suck. In fact, I think it's good (and I only think 10% of what I write is good so that's saying a lot!) I think I finally figured out what I was doing wrong. You're supposed to write drunk and edit sober, not the other way around. ;)