I have not forgotten about writing, nor have I forgotten about my website.
Buying a house and settling in took me down a long journey of mystery, wonder, and hard work. Being a veteran, I applied for a VA loan on a foreclosed house in need of much repair and hard work to make it mine. House shopping inspired another novel that is in the works - House H(a)unter with the "a" appearing to be edited into the title. Life is full of novel ideas!
For the past two weeks, my daughter and I have completed the final touches in making it look like I own it rather than just renting someone else's idea of décor. When I was a young girl, I wanted a yellow bedroom. Well. I now have a yellow house, butter yellow, with an old cat in the yard. Roof doesn't leak anymore, AC replaced, painted, hot water heater repaired, toilets replaced, water regulator replaced, tiled the den, and layers of leaves almost raked up, I finally feel at home.
Now that the dust has been blown away (don't want it to settle), and the excitement of retiring from the clock-punching world to Social Security, I have started my own business with the first two checks. Business is slow in getting off the ground, but my plans are to have time to play with grandchildren, play house, and write books. If enough work comes in for food and gas for my car, I am content.
Last week was the first time I took time to do any substantial writing in almost three years. Buying a home took time and energy. Setting up business took more time. Now, I have settled into a new budget, a new routine, and it is time to get back to writing, editing, and keeping up with my blog and website. Talk about dust! My website has enough dust and cobwebs to make a good place for a haunted horror book. hmmm...I may see what I can do about one.
But, for now, I am playing around with Encore 4 and 5 with some ideas for later books. This is a series that will keep going. It is fun. That is what writing should be - FUN.
So, if you come to visit my website, thank you.