It has been a very, very long time since I've posted on here. I wanted to catch everyone up on what's been going on over the past year, and rather than make a long-winded social media post, I thought I would just make a long-winded post on my beloved blog.
I have indeed been busy. I've published two books, and have been in the process of writing my third, which, I may scrap, as I don't like the voice or direction it was going in. All hell kind of broke loose in my life whilst writing it. I was hospitalized while on vacation for pneumonia, which basically put me on my rear in (almost) the ICU for about five days. When I returned to normal life I had a hard time focusing on the premise of the book and well, it's been sitting here stewing in its own broth for awhile. To quote the words of a very close friend, I was "a sick sickie"
I have been busy writing elsewhere, both as a contributor for a publication on the Medium platform, and I recently threw my hat into the ring as a contributor for Thrive Global. I am having a very difficult time hitting the send button on my first post. Even as a seasoned writer, I feel somehow inadequate alongside those with "Dr" or "Ph.D." in their name. I'm just a gal eating burritos for lunch while they are eating caviar (on toast, no less) While I may be sitting on the patio with a glass of rosé and watching the sunset, they are 37,000 feet in first-class watching the clouds roll by. I'm a working girl who juggles words, photography and social media, then comes home to feed the cat and herself, then settle down to her hobby of writing on the side. Glamorous, right?
Truth be told, I am intimidated about the big leagues, even though I've written here for ten years, covered front row fashion, and lived to tell about it, I find myself stumbling. I'm still figuring out a way to make words flow when it really counts.
How do we get past that initial stutter, that slip of foot on what we thought would be steady ground? Do we just jump and hope we land firmly, or do we fall, and use it to teach us how to use our wings? I'm about to take that step.
Stay tuned, and I'll let you know!
Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs