May Update

I know this blog has been dormant for quite some time, for that I am sorry. I kept meaning to sit down, type this all out, and tell you guys what's been going on, but I'm afraid I've been busier now than I ever have been before - despite my insistence that I'm "not doing much," it appear that I am - in fact - doing quite a bit.

I am no longer at my previous job and, you know, I've never been more grateful for that in my life. I gained some valuable experience there, but I was walking the wrong path and it took being free of that job, stranded on my couch for a few days to see it. I am happier and freer than I have been in a very, very long time - it's hard to be angry or upset about a tumor that's been cut off, you know?

In the last month, I have written over 33,000 words of my novel (starting from page one on March 30th), and I've been given an incredible opportunity thanks to networking...and I really can't say much more than that right now. It's a project I'm so excited about that I want to tell you everything, but it's going to be more satisfying in a few months to just present it and say, "hey, you remember the thing? This is the thing! Go enjoy it!"

I did take a weekend away to go to California and show one of my closest friends the beautiful-and-strange city of Los Angeles. It was incredible, we covered more ground in that weekend than I think we'll manage the second time around, but we'll see. Who knows, maybe I'll be going back as an author with an agent instead of someone holding their breath, writing from their soul because that's quite literally all they have in that moment...I don't know that I'll ever stop holding my breath, but I know the mad desperation to get this story out will ebb into something else.

Hopefully something calmer.

Maybe I'll never lose the madness.

However, this is a blog for book reviews and travel posts/tips, so I imagine you'll want to know what's coming next. I'm currently reading a collection of Neil Gaiman short stories, so I should have something to say about that soon, to be followed by a romance novel and trip highlights/recommendations.

I'll close this by saying I'm finally living the life I've always wanted to live. It is rough and scary, but it is thrilling and I am so grateful you get to share it with me.

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