I realized today that if I spent as much time actually posting on my blog as I do pondering about what I should do with it, it would be far more interesting for you readers.
I sit around and think, "do I have time for a blog? do I have anything left to say about cycling? if not, do any of my wonderful IA readers care about non-cycling related content? do I want to talk about my writing? should I make the blog into more of a work-generator and offer helpful advice and tips to potential clients? should I just shut the thing down and end the torture? but I would miss the connection to the friends I've made here, but do I really enjoy blogging?..." and so on and so on. I still don't really have the answers to most of those questions except the last one which is a resounding YES.
So I'm just going to shut up now about all my dithering about this place and just write. I'm fairly certain that that would be more entertaining for all of us. Frankly I'm starting to annoy even myself.
Okay, let's see. I'm currently doing the single-mom thing as my husband is away on a snowboarding trip in Quebec. He left on Thursday and comes back tomorrow night. I'm exhausted but I'm fairly sure I've rung up enough wife points to send myself away to a lovely spa for a weekend in the near future. Today was my son's first day taking the school bus. We just moved him into junior kindergarten after the Christmas holiday so he started there last week but this was his first week for the bus. I was on pins and needles all day worrying about weather or not he'd make it home but he did! When I sent him off this morning all I could think was that that was an awfully big bus for such a little boy. But he did it and he was very proud of himself!
I've finished the first draft of my novel, Georgia, and am currently working on the first of what I am sure will be many edits. In the near future I may post part of the first chapter here and see if I can get some feedback from you guys. I've joined a local writer's group and I'll be going to my first meeting with them next week. I have to read my stuff out loud - something I've never done - and I'm terrified! I'm convinced that I'll finish the chapter and sit down to a roomful of silence before someone will pipe up and say, "um, Sara, this group is for good writers..."
It's good to be back guys and I promise that I'm going to stop talking about what to do with the blog and just blog. We'll see what happens ;)
Nakigrl - you mentioned in the comments of my last post that you wanted to talk to me about some writing-related questions. Feel free to shoot me an email any time.