Saturday, August 13, 2011

Elle's Back In The Game

Life can be a real B*tch sometimes. Such has been the case for the last couple of months in my world. Things at the day job reached critical mass in June (I work in public education and we're in a recession, you get the drift) and I'm still recovering from the fall-out.  My extended family all lost their minds at once and my muse went into hiding. On top of all this my hubby and I are trying to purchase a new home and dealing with all the headaches involved with that.

My saving grace during this upheaval has been my Princess who's been working hard to gain entry into the US Air Force. She's had to endure repeat physical exams (she inherited her Momma's poor eyesight), long delays waiting for waivers (for the aforementioned bad eyesight) and the rigors of getting into shape for basic training. As her Mom I willingly went on this journey with her. That means at least three days per week I was working out at a local park with her and several other young recruits. I walked while she and the other 20-something year olds jogged. I lifted eight pound weights while they did push-ups by the dozens. Almost two months later and we can both see and feel the difference. I actually FEEL stronger. My energy level is climbing everyday and my muse is happy again.

Now it's time to catch up. This blog has suffered enough so get ready for some fresh content in the coming weeks. My debut novel Wynter's Blossom is still going through a rigorous editing process with my publisher and I'm learning so much and growing as an author. I'm finishing up a short story with one hot-as-hell SWAT officer and going back to another story about shifters in small town USA. There's also my very first novel which I never submitted but plan to in 2012. Yeah, I'm definitely back in the game and loving it.

Happily writing,


  1. Hi Elle,

    Welcome back! My last couple of months were like that as well. At one point thought I'd lose my mind. Actually this year has been like that. I hope everything works out with your daughter.

    Stay sweet!


  2. welcome back Elle!!! I'm still trying to get my muse on happy terms again and hopefully she will cooperate. Best of luck on your writing!!!!

  3. You've been busy! Can't wait to read your first book and when you figure out the secret to keeping that Muse happy please share it with the rest of us!

  4. Craziness is Catching. That is my new saying. The last few months seem to be nuts for a lot of us, Elle. You are in good company though. Your muse is peeking out from under your desk... see?
    hugs to you and your daughter.
    aka JM