I’m sitting in the airport at Houston, waiting for my connecting flight to Lake Charles where I am the Author Guest of Honor at Cyphacon. You have probably noticed that I have been offline for a while. I haven’t updated this website or Facebook in about 3 to 4 weeks. I have been writing every day, but not in large doses. I’ve been trying to decide whether I should share what is going on. I figure that since I’m trying to be authentic in these writing diary series of blogs, I may as well be honest about why I’m having a hard time writing.
I’m going to be nine weeks pregnant on Sunday. I’ve been falling asleep almost the moment I’ve been getting home and all of that first trimester stuff that no one warns you about. The exhaustion is a killer.
The bigger issue is that this pregnancy has some rare…issues, and we aren’t sure how it will end. I won’t get into details, but there is a lot going on health-wise right now.
Fortunately, I got an extension from the publisher for the Lodestone story. I have to admit that was hard. I don’t like having to admit defeat.
I’m hoping that this will encourage some of you who are having a hard time finding time to be creative. Finding time to write while working and just getting through life is a real balancing act. I am amazed at what types of things can throw off that balance. I’m struggling right now, simply because of biology. You might be struggling for other reasons. Don’t judge yourself. Keep going. It’s supposed to be hard. If it was easy, everyone would do it.
Right now, I’m having to do it without the aid of caffeine…