Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I was overcome with the strangest of sensations just now: the desire to blog even though I have nothing to say.

I do so much writing now that the idea of blogging just because doesn't really appeal to me anymore. Gotta have a point or I don't want to do it. Write, write, write. It won't be long now before I snap, get committed, recover, rejoin my family, and then have chronic PTSD flashbacks every time I hear the click of laptop keys.

Blogging has changed a lot, hasn't it? But I don't want to talk about that because I kind of zone out on other people's blogs when they talk about it.

So how about an update? I haven't really kept in touch often enough for you guys to know what's going on. 

Um . . . so everything. And not much.

My books seem to be selling well. I'll know how the  new one is doing in a couple of weeks. My ward has finally figured out that I'm a "real" author and it trips me out that they're so tripped out to get catalogs selling books with my name on them. 

I've lost 17 pounds from my peak. I feel good. Probably could stand to lose 5-8 more so I'm tackling that this month. 3 of them, anyway. Then maybe 3 more the month after that.

I feel emotionally grown up this year. I think I've been doing a better job of putting things in perspective. There's just some stuff that I'm letting go because it doesn't matter and it's not even something I'm telling myself so I'll feel better. I really just figured it out: it doesn't matter.

I've been having tooth issues again. I've got a nub right now and will for two  more weeks. At least. And also, for some reason after the most recent (re)root canal, my tongue on that half of my mouth doesn't feel/work right. It's that feeling you get after you burn it on something super hot and you haven't gotten sensation back yet. It's not all the way numb. It's just not all the way working. Weird.

I recently renewed my love of farmer's markets. Picking out their produce makes the little ones want to eat it. I've gotten SO MUCH fruit down them this week.

I'm on deadline again. So far I'm ahead of pace on meeting two of the deadlines and behind the pace on a third. But it'll all come together.

And that's it. Now I'm going to go think of writery stuff, but it's new story idea stuff so I like that.


L.T. Elliot said...

Way to go on your deadlines!

I love Farmers Markets too. Something about just walking through them, even. :)

That's awesome about the 17 pounds!

I've been going through that "letting go" thing too and there's some huge relief in it. I can't believe I've waited so long.

Glad to hear your books are selling well and that you're becoming a rock star in your ward. ;)

TheOneTrueSue said...

"I do so much writing now that the idea of blogging just because doesn't really appeal to me anymore. Gotta have a point or I don't want to do it. Write, write, write."

Welcome to my world Melanie. WELCOME TO MY WORLD.

Jenny P. said...

I look back on my blog and wonder how I ever came up with stuff to post when I was posting every other day. If I get one at week these days I'm doing good.

But then, part of that is having older kids too. We're all busier, and they're simply not as funny as they were as kids.

Still, I don't want to lose my online relationships all together. I like everyone too much. So, you know, blog about nothing every once in a while, okay?

I'm excited about the day I get to be a real author. Right now, I just have people asking me if I'm serious. "You wrote a book? Like, for real?" I also get asked all the time, "Is it just vanity publishing? How much did you have to pay to publish it?" Um, no it's not, and nothing, but thanks for asking? I think?

Barbaloot said...

Look how much you had to say even when you thought there was nothing:) I'm not much for blogging these days either, but I still enjoy checking my reader and "keeping in touch" with people as much as I can that way.

Kristina P. said...

I could never be a writer. I haven't written a thing for my blog in 3 months! And writing daily for a job makes me want to poke a unicorn in the ovaries.

Melinda said...

I like you. I liked your update. I'm not a writer and I still feel like its a chore sometimes. Boo for that. Actually the reason I don't feel like blogging is because I'm lazy.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Good luck with your deadline. That's kind of a scary concept for me, especially since I work full time. Makes me wonder how people do it.

CaJoh said...

Good to know that you can still write something even though you don't have a point.

To quote a line from a song by Alan Parsons Project "Look at me now, a shadow of the man I used to be" I used to blog more, I used to read more blogs. A lot of the "Old Guard" such as yourself seem to be blogging less, but that's OK. I still do appreciate it when someone from the Old Guard posts something. Makes me feel like I'm still a part of it.

Now get to your deadline...

Karen Peterson said...

I know you're busy being a real author and all, but I miss you here in the blogoverse.