Monday, February 17, 2014

On The Write Track...


Confession:  It has been several years since I've really enjoyed writing.  Like, pouring over every word and making sure it was perfect kind of writing.  Back when I wrote Full Circle I was engrossed.. I had loyal readers, contributed to other websites and blogs, hosted a weekly online show, I road the coattails of hung with rock star writers, was invited to cool events, had paying sponsors, got emails from people asking for advice or just wanting to privately talk about their adoption journey.  I Tweeted some dang good stuff and had celebrities follow back (HOLLA!  Sara Evans is still there..).  Ideas and words flowed..  I was funny at times (in my head, anyway).

I had a purpose.

FC was my baby (or obsession if you will), my bloggy and IRL friends my tribe and I even sucked my family into it. Remember Where's Wissa 1 and Where's Wissa 2?  If you do, you're a trooper and have been around FOR-EVER.  Thank you for still checking in and not giving up on me.  It was an emotional journey and we all took it together.. family and friends alike.

The summer of 2011 I sat in my front room and wrote my husband's eulogy.  Completely numb.  I did my best for the state I was in but pretty sure it was sub-par.  Honestly I can't really say for sure, I haven't read it since.  It's something I'm not sure I'll ever be able to revisit.  I do recall in the fog of that time wondering if I would ever write again.  Crazy stuff like that rolls around in this peanut brain of mine.  Loss and grief take incredible tolls.

It took everything I had to push forward, much less crack the laptop open and type words.  No one really needed to know my thoughts back then.  It's was and is very dark and icky.  I've dabbled in my writings, that's about it .. just a dip of a toe in the waters.

Fast Forward to 2014: so here I am with a completely different life, a whole new set of challenges and I'm ready to jump back in the pool.  Water wings inflated and secured.  I'm excited to share I've got a new writing gig and when it has launched I'll let y'all know.  I'm completely grateful to of been asked and feel I'm ready to contribute.

You can always find me here, though.  Promise.

8 comments:

  1. As one of your many loyal readers, I am so glad you're back. Can't wait to hear about the new gig!

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    1. Oh my darling, you are one of the rock stars who has soiled coattails thanks to yours truly. Love you and thank you for always being there!

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  2. I've been around since your second post ever. I love you and I'm so glad you are "back!"

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    1. My sweet Tiff, the winner of Where's Wissa 1, have hung in something fierce. I love you, too (in spite of that whole Seahawks misguidance issue you have)... MUUWAAH!

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  3. So happy you're back! not a long time reader but I am a long time friend ;-)

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    1. My Dearest Las Flores Mommy, I do believe we go back from before the days of fire. :) Thank you so so much!

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  4. I've read for a long time... (i remember where's wissa 1&2), but never commented. I'm glad you are back and in a better place.

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    1. Anonymous - Thank you for hanging in for so long and I really appreciate your comment! It's truly humbling.

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