Thursday, October 15, 2015

Still Alive & Kickin' & Artin'

Hello, lovely people!

I'm still on a blog hiatus, but I wanted to check in and say hi. I hope all of you are doing fabulous! Me? Doing some writing, lots of art, and making my gypsy kicks (pic below). My mystery novel is still resting, but I do have a new picture book idea brewing.

Anyone doing NaNoWriMo?

I unfortunately won't be able to this year, as a few of my pieces will be featured in a new art gallery opening in November in Round Top, Texas! (Posting a pic of one below.)

I hope to be back and blogging at the close of the autumn season.

I'm still on Facebook if you want to check in with me there and I also have an art page on Facebook as well. GypsyChickArt.

Until then, be well, my friends!

Write on~
Gypsy Kicks
"Feathered Familiar"
Acrylic on Canvas

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It's Not Goodbye...

It's more like catch you later on down the road.

I'm still here. Still alive. Still writing. But I've spread myself too thin. So much has changed for me recently, in a drastic way, and I'm not sure what the future holds for this blog. The reasons for starting my blog in 2010 are no longer a priority. My goals have shifted. I found over the years trying to keep up with it interfered with my writing. I can't allow myself to lose sight of my goal, my dream.

Some folks can do it all. I am not one of them.

I know I've stated my hesitations before, and I've made promises I didn't keep. But something must change. For now, I'll keep the blog up and check in at least once a month so folks know I'm still breathing. But I've decided to remove myself from any blog lists / groups I'm signed up for. It's not fair to others who are participating, who stop by wondering if I've fallen off the planet.

My goal is to put forth all of my writerly energy into my novel. It's why I began this journey in the first place.

Hope you all understand. Be well, my friends & write on~

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March IWSG: Dental Work and Blogging are Not a Good Match

I really thought I'd be up to posting today after my dental appointment. Not so much. I went in at 8:00 a.m. for crown work, and well, it's 4:19 p.m. and I woke up five minutes ago! Yay for sedation!! Apparently, I took the "2 yellow pills an hour ahead of appt. time" and had to be wheel-chaired into the office (and out). So much for "conscious sedation."

It'll be a short but sweet post today.

I'm good. The writing has been slow, as I'm feeling a bit stuck waiting on word on my other manuscript out there. I think on a subconscious level, I need to get that one wrapped up before I venture on to the next project. I have started something new, it's just moving along at a snail's pace.

On the other hand, I've been painting. A lot.

Well, I have a cup of coffee calling my name. And besides, it's close to 5:00 p.m. and I'm quite certain the family will be whining about dinner soon.

But first let me tell you about a really fabulous group of people. The Insecure Writer's Support Group. From their website you can see what they're all about, sign up, and even find the link to their facebook group. You'll discover an amazing support system there. I promise you won't be disappointed. :)

Hope everyone is off to a great March. If you're writing--keep at it! If you're editing--keep going! If you're doing March Madness or gearing up for A to Z, best to you!

Remember, you can do it. Really. You just have to put your mind to it. And put your butt in the chair.

Maybe in a few days, I'll put up another post, one with some actual meat in it. Until then, write on, folks!