My absence provided me a lovely break from deadlines. I must admit, as much as I love writing, the weeks with no posts to schedule were refreshing. I highly recommend taking the occasional break, if you can.
My sabbatical was not empty. I have been writing -- lots of journalling, mostly. And I started working at the veterinary clinic again (yay!). But that's not the biggest thing that has happened.
The biggest thing is that I now have a boyfriend. And he is awesome. And this has inspired me to do a bunch of journaling because I have to wrap my brain around this new life journey and because I think better on paper. I'm sure you writers can relate.
I will do my best, over the coming months, to not bore you with sappy posts. ;) But I am excited about the things God in doing in our lives, and my man will probably be mentioned occasionally. You are forewarned.
I've tried to figure out if I think I'll make it into this year's anthology or not. Sometimes you have a feeling (whether accurate or not) that you are so sure you will win or you are so sure you will not. But I really don't know this year. I've kind of given up trying to figure it out and settled myself to wait patiently until March 1st. How about you? Any guesses or hopes for how your stories are doing?
And for those of you still waiting to find out what happens to Emery and Beth: fear not. I am going to work on it this afternoon and hopefully will have the next installment up on Saturday.
Thanks again, everyone, for letting me play hooky for a few weeks. :) It's good to be back!