September Slump

Wondering where I’ve been?

To some extent, so have I.

It’s September, which means that school has started. For a bunch of different reasons—including larger classes this fall, and just generally getting back into the groove after summer vacation—I’ve been coming home from work more tired than usual. Also, I’ve already had to buy a new (to me) car this month, and that took up some time and energy. Because of all of this, I haven’t had been in the mindset to get any writing done.

I really want to write stuff. I’ve got that third part of the Flipping the Scales trilogy to work on. I’ve gotten—and appreciated—some emails from some fans wondering when it will be out. Some friends who have read it also asked. But most importantly, my daughters want me to finish the series. As for me, I want to finish it because I have a bunch of other ideas—really solid ideas—and I want to work on them before they get lost in the recesses of my imagination.

I also haven’t been reading as much, which means I haven’t posted any reviews. But I can say that I am reading. My school has a 15-minute silent reading period, and teachers are encouraged to read. I often extend a few extra minutes so I can finish a chapter. The book I’m reading is long and it’s not particularly fast-paced, so it’s taking me a while to get through it. As soon as I’m done, I’ll write a review. That’s what I do. It’ll probably feel good to write about books.

I haven’t been doing any blogging either. The most recent post on this site is seventeen days ago! It was the monthly Top 10 list at the start of September. As I said, I haven’t had the time. In fact, I’ve been trying to compose this short post for about a week, but every night, I come home exhausted and veg out on the sofa watching Red Sox baseball.

You could say I’m in a slump. A reading slump, a writing slump, a blogging slump. I’ll get out of them—some quicker than others, probably when I’m a little more settled into my fall schedule. I actually have more free time this fall than in previous falls, so I expect to get some writing done. I just have to get started, get myself out of that slump.

The Red Sox went into a slump or two (or a few) this season, but they broke out of it and are leading their division. If they can get out of a slump, then so can I.

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