Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I'm Elsewhere!

I really hoped things would feel more under control by today, but ... honestly? Not so much. I want to apologize for being completely disconnected and absent. I really miss reading and commenting on all of your blogs, and hope to get back to it soon.

Update on me: I'm 39k into my current project and plan to have a first draft completed by the end of October (more details to come). Right now, it feels possible but a little bit crazy at the same time, in part because I have two other projects I'm going to be revising between now and then. And also because I've been working twelve hour days and am on-call 24/7, and that won't be going away anytime soon. I'm living in a sort of limbo world, where everything in front of me has narrowed to a fine point, and yet I know I'm missing about 90% of what's going on around me because I'm only focused on the urgent stuff.

So ... I'm not really here. I am, however, guest-blogging over at A Tapestry of Words today. Danya is having an AMAZING month-long event:


She has brought together a diverse array of folks--published authors, psychologists, psychology-savvy book reviewers ... it's really impressive and totally fascinating. I suggest you head on over there to visit, follow her, and visit frequently!

And of course, check out Laura's Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog post! This month's question is one I came up with: "How do you develop your characters? Do you flesh out the details before (like writing as that character, writing backstory, or filling out a questionnaire about their preferences and history) or invent as you go?" Lydia will be up next week, I'll be posting my own answer in two weeks, and Deb is up at the end of the month.

Miss you guys.

18 comments:

  1. B*R*E*A*T*H*E...stress, or just being plain busy (how do you do 12 hour days?)can cause shallow breathing and not getting enough oxygen. Treat yourself to deep belly breathing a few times a day. Your heart, lungs, and brain will appreciate it. I'm checking you out over at Tapestry.

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  2. Oooh! That's a new blog for me. Going to check it out now.

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  3. I'm not surprised you're feeling disconnected!

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  4. I'm grinning cause I think I know what the project is. I'm off to check out your guest post and Laura's.

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  5. Yikes. I don't know how you accomplish anything. The fact that you do makes you my hero. So many things fall through the cracks for me lately -- I try to be organized, but the constant re-prioritization is killing me. Good luck with all you have to do!

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  6. Take a deep breath and relax. Something has to give when you have that much going on. We'll still be here when you get back.

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  7. Just wanted to say, thanks for the shout-out and all your nice comments about the event! :)

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  8. sarah! just think one thing at a time, and don't forget to have a little quiet time every now and then! don't worry about us at all. we're all rooting for you!

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  9. 2 projects?? TWO??? And you didn't tell that last night? Hmph. Now I'm miffed. And wondering WTH is going on with you, lady! (SUPER HUGS)

    ~LD

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  10. I miss you! :( But I'm glad you're still finding the time to write. :) And just remember - I'm only half a world away if you need me. :D

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  11. you're crazy. don't fall apart. I know I would, but I wouldn't take on all that.

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  12. You're inspiring me, Sarah. I've got to finish a major writing project this week, and this post is helping me focus--thanks!! I'm definitely going to check out A Tapestry of Words first, though :-)

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  13. That's an awful lot of internet action going on for someone who is absent!

    Good luck on your project, and be keeping my eye out for all of it.
    Or, rather, be keeping my eyes peeled.
    Or, rather, be looking for it....

    My eyes will be fine.

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  14. Hi Sarah! Miss you, busy lady! ;)

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  15. Just dropping by to say hi. Hi, Sarah.

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