When not writing, I blog. When not blogging, I write.

Just thought I’d explain my infrequent posting lately. There are a lot of things I can blame, but mostly, it’s the writing. The first 3/4ths of East of Yesterday was so easy to write. But this last quarter–or maybe the last 5th or 6th–has been every bit as difficult.

And I have it all plotted out. Remember this?


(In case you don’t, it’s across-functional diagram of my plot, showing all the back and forth of time travel.)

I have kept it up to date with all plot tweaks, and I am progressing painfully through each bubble. Right now, I am on the column of bubbles all the way to the right! However, due to time travel, these are not the final bubbles. The time travelers swing back over to the left a scooch before they head on into the ending.

I am less than a thousand words away from 90,000. And of course, I think it is all crap. But hopefully that is just the summer blahs. Because I know I’ve written some good stuff here. 🙂

Another thing I think I can safely blame is some medications I have been on for high blood pressure. I started the medication just before The Sevenfold Spell was published, and I am in the process of switching to a different medication. The other medication just made me too sluggish and dampened my enthusiasm for things like blogging and writing. I don’t think it is any coincidence that six months after I started this medication, I felt too overwhelmed and had to shut down Debuts and Reviews. I already am already feeling an improvement in my attitude. This process of switching meds is going to extend into August. We have to do this safely, but so far so good.

Anyway, that’s my life update. One reading tidbit before I go — I am reading Kings of the North now, the second book in the Paladin’s Legacy series that I started last month. I am enjoying this book even more–lots of interesting characters, including some that we didn’t get nearly enough of in the original trilogy.

More on that soon!

9 Thoughts to “When not writing, I blog. When not blogging, I write.”

  1. I was wondering if you fit any reading in there… glad to see you did!

    1. Yeah, I’m pretty hooked on this Paladin’s Legacy series. Another review coming soon!

      1. Oh good. I first came to your blog because I found your reviews particularly helpful. We often agree on what makes a book interesting or not interesting. Even when we don’t, you often mention the key traits that make a difference to me. So I do look forward to your reviews. Even if they do take a back seat to friendship these days. {wink, Smile}

        Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

        1. Thanks. 🙂 Another review coming soon!

  2. That does explain your absence, Tia. I’m just glad it’s nothing worse than being too busy writing and reading to blog. {wink, SMILE}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

    1. Thanks, Anne. 🙂

  3. I’m excited that you’ve been working on `East of Yesterday.’ That’s a great reason not to be blogging as much! I just wish the medication wasn’t a problem. It’s a good thing you figured that out though.

    1. Thank you so much, Chicory! I am excited that you are excited! I’ve edged past 90,000 words now, and need to zoom in on that final conflict.

      1. That really sounds like it’s coming along nicely. I’m glad. {SMILE}

        Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

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