Ever have one of those summers where you look up and suddenly it’s over? That’s kind of how I’m feeling right now. One minute we were in Maine, the next, it’s September and time for the students to come back to town (move in week is the stuff of nightmares and lucky me – it’s this week!). I just don’t know where the time went!
And to be honest, I can’t even say I’ve been spending it on my WIP. Even that’s taken a back seat to the mindlessness of this summer. I’m feeling guilty, and WAY behind, but I’m going to keep telling myself it was a needed break. Luckily, I have the first half out to crit partners, and I’m counting on them to whip me back into shape 🙂
Unfortunately, my blogging has suffered too. I knew I was burned out before we went on vacation, but it hasn’t really gotten better. I’m feeling like there are so many wonderful blogs out there that have so many important things to say, that I’m not sure I can really contribute much to the discussion. Not a good place to be when faced by the hundreds of intelligent and interesting posts I read every day in Google Reader.
But then I started thinking. We’re all different, we all bring our own perspectives to writing. And while I might not be able to talk story craft like Janice Hardy, or give writing tips and book recommendations like Elana Johnson, or even tell you stories of my fascinating life like Sophia Chang (seriously – she gets to hang with way too many cool authors!), I do still have things to contribute. At least I hope I do!
So I’m not going to throw in the towel just yet. You guys are stuck with me a little longer. And even better? Some of the giveaways I have planned this fall. Because how else can I show my appreciate for all you guys and the fact that you’re sticking around despite my bad blogger status?
So what have you all been up to this summer? Fill me in on everything I’ve missed!