I realized today that it’s been a whole week since I’ve posted anything! See, I have this thing with blogging where I’m pretty sure no one’s interested in the day-to-day details of my life.
Which makes it difficult to post in times like these, because really, not a whole lot is going on.
Okay, that’s not 100% true. Stuff is GOING ON, but I’m not always sure it’s very interesting to anyone. Keeping that in mind, I don’t want you guys to think I fell of the face of the Earth, so I’m going to give you the probably-not-very-interesting skinny.
I’m kicking off a 13-day, eight-city tour (I’ve already done NY and will do Boston separately in October) in less than three weeks. Scheduling the tour in September was kind of a necessity, since I really wanted to incorporate school visits as well as bookstore and library events. Because Prophecy of the Sisters was released on August 1st and school doesn’t start for many schools until the 8th, my tour unfortunately collides with the start of school for my four kids and teens.
Which might just sound like TMI (does anyone really care about this stuff?!) but leaves me frantically preparing four kids for school – complete with physicals, eye appointments, dentist appointments, school supply shopping, etc. – while simultaneously preparing MYSELF and my house for the tour (stocking up on easy-to-cook groceries for Grandma and making sure the laundry is at least done when I LEAVE).
And I am SO not complaining! I’m super-excited to have the opportunity to talk to people all over the country about Prophecy and to meet up with so many of the friends I’ve made online. It’s such a privilege!
It’s just all left me a little… AHHHHHHH!
But it’s a good AHHHHHH! And I’m really looking forward to the tour AND to getting the kids settled back into their routine so I can settle back into MINE.
That’s because as soon as I get back from tour, I have to buckle down and finish Book Three in the Prophecy series. And as soon as I’m finished with that, I have some revising to do on a couple of other things I’ve been working on. I’m really looking forward to taking that deep I-don’t-have-much-on-the-calendar breath and settling in with my very favorite thing to do in the whole world – WRITING.
I feel so fortunate just to have that luxury, because even after everything that’s happened – all the excitement and reviews and events and promotion – writing is STILL my very favorite part. Which is a very good thing since I have so much of it to do.
So please forgive me if my blogs are a little infrequent. I *do* plan to Tweet from the tour and I *will* be checking email and keeping up with Facebook and Myspace.
In the meantime, I’ll try to stop in and post more than AHHHHHHHHHH!