I hope your March is winding down nicely. As spring kicks into gear (aaa-choo! the leaves are out here already! I hope that they don't freeze off in the inevitable April snow we always get at least once...) there is a lot on my plate.
First and foremost the physical challenges I deal with every day are always there and always varying from day to day (and are, believe it or not, time and energy consuming). My daughter's move is coming up, there's the idea that we might potentially be moving too later this spring (it's long past time) and waiting on getting Godspeed back from my CE then reading it through again so that I can then hand it off to the amazing friend who is going to format it for me and finally get it out into the world...you get the point.
The next couple of months are going to be busy and stressful for me, and I have to be careful that I don't end up dropping (literally- it's happened before) from overdoing it.
So I am choosing not to add a bit more stress than automatically comes with my life. That involves sitting out some major stuff going on around the blogosphere in the months to come and know what? That's okay. No matter what any one else says, it is completely okay not to participate in a voluntary event.
I have stuff going on- and I have to focus on that stuff. So I am.
It might be that those events are the best possible use of time and energy to market themselves and their books for other folks and I say more power to you- you have to do what works for you. But if it doesn't work for me, that is okay too.
In other news, I will be able to announce soon that my poetry and prose have been selected to be published in a few more places (some have asked me to hold off announcing-- others I'd rather just wait until they come out so as not to bore you all by telling you about it more than that) it's exciting, since I never thought I would find a way to publication (and what an unlikely serendipitous road it was) and each publication is a stone laid on a path I never imagined before, and that is leading me in a different writing direction long-term than I had envisioned. But that's good- because I like it, it makes me happy.
So we'll see how it all goes and I hope you'll enjoy the pieces when they are out.
In the meantime I want to say too that I appreciate you all. No matter how busy you get in the months ahead I won't lose track of ya'll. I'll still be keeping up on what you're up to.
Each of you brings something unique to the conversations we have here, and I value that.
I am both blessed and cursed by being an INFJ... we have, as Keirsey says, almost a sixth sense about people. We can, and I quote: "Counselors are highly intuitive and can recognize another's emotions or intentions - good or evil - even before that person is aware of them. Counselors themselves can seldom tell how they came to read others' feelings so keenly." -end quote.
So I want to thank those of you who are real--and I believe all of you who have stuck around here are.
Believe me, I can tell, and I love you for it.
Now sorry to cut this short, but I have writing to do, and c'mon, you know it, so do you.
I hope today gives you lots of opportunities to make the most of your time and energy in your own unique way.