It’s been over a month ~ a month! ~ since I last posted. And before that, it was quite a while too. That’s a far cry from the NaBloPoMo I used to do, posting every day for nearly two years.

I can’t believe we’re at the end of March, and I’ve so few posts this year.

But rest assured, I’m still writing!

Desk and chair set with old typewriter

My “new” workspace ~ a real desk!

The desk, chair and glider behind the desk are all birthday gifts from my mother. We found the glider and desk at our local Salvation Army. I can’t believe how inexpensive they were to begin with, and we happened to be there on a day when everything was 50% off. I guess the writing gods were smiling that day! The two-tone desk chair was picked up at a discount furniture store. Since it was one of only two left and slightly dinged, yup, you got it . . . 20% off. I know, right?!

The piece de resistance, however, is this wonderfully personal gift from Dot.

Ernest Hemingway Pen Box

Ernest Hemingway Pen Box

Of course, prior to these wonderful investments in my future, Megan and I have been busily adding to The Grenalia Chronicles. We locked up the prologue and Chapter One, and added not less than twenty pages of new material for the next few chapters. I also drafted the next two sections of NOLA, as well as started indexing the two compilations I’m working on.

This Girl is very busy.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m healthiest when I write. The last few months were painful and distracting. Being unable to write ~ really write ~ added insult to injury. But trudge through the muck, I did. Look down into the dark holes and find the glimmer light, I did. Come through it, get through it, thrive because of it . . . I have, I did, I am.

This Girl is empowered.

So while I may not have blogged much in 2014, the words I write ~ whether for the blog, the books, or the grocery list ~ are all sincere. Intentional. And valuable.

I cannot promise you I’ll post every day. But I can promise you, when I do post, it will be worth it.

Here’s to you. Thanks for reading.

And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

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