I’ve been pretty quiet both here and over on Twitter, and I feel a little bad about that. I haven’t stopped existing or been sucked into a black hole 😛 I’m just taking a bit of me time.
My sleep cycle got well and truly screwed which meant I went a few days on fewer than 4 hours sleep, my eating got thrown out of kilter as well, and it became a whole thing. That on top of prepping for the professional edits on the Infernal Hunt books, as well as usual freelance stress, and prepping for taxes, I needed to step back a bit.
It all came together to form a nice big dose of writers block as well, so I’ve been trying to let go and write something purely for fun. (That song got wedged in my head, so here, have a gif to put it firmly in yours too :P)
It’s been harder than it should have been, to write purely for me, for the fun of writing something. I’ve got so firmly entrenched in the business side of things that it’s taking time. I have some wonderful people helping me, so it’s all good 🙂
Generally I’ve taken a step back from the busier forms of social media and focused much more on really good conversations with people that I know. I love Twitter and here, but it can be draining shouting into the void and hoping someone shouts back. I’m an extrovert, I thrive on loud, enthusiastic, conversation, it’s easier to get that on IM and such, so I’ve been hiding out there quite a lot.
All in all, I’ve been working through a bunch of issues, de-stressing (or trying) and generally trying to take care of myself. It’s easy to become overwhelmed, to burn out, but I’m not going to let that happen.
Sorry if you’ve felt I abandoned you, please feel free to hit me up on Twitter, I promise I’ll respond and be up for a chat as soon as I see it! Thanks to everyone who’s been so wonderfully supportive through these past couple of weeks, you guys are my world 🙂