At the moment, this site is still under heavy construction. I’d been meaning to move to a new site host for at least 2 years, but hadn’t gotten around to it, and then I got the message that my domain was expiring, at the same time as I was elbow deep in developing a couple of sites for the day job, and it seemed like as good a time as any.
Writing while I was homeschooling the kids was hard, but now my life is an all out construction zone. I’m still carrying the parenting job, though the kids are in school now, and I’m not only working full time, but reauthoring our business in a thousand ways on top of the hours that I’m actually doing the work. I’m in school, learning to develop the software that I’m planning to develop yet another arm of our business in order to offer. I’m working on a non-fiction book that is part of the day job, which is all the work of fiction writing with none of the fun. I know what my life looked like a year ago, I know which goals I’m working toward now, but honestly I have no idea where I’ll be a year from now, five years from now. I’m in transition, which is kind of a strange place to be.
I remember reading a book about centaurs (as you do when you are 12 and an utter nerd) I still clearly remember from that book a line that caught my fancy. Centaurs are liminal creatures, and human beings have always ascribed magic to the liminal, straddling the line between the mundane and the mystical. At the moment, I am very much living in a liminal world.
Writing has taken a back seat, first to illness, then as the pace of my life picked up speed, to the many plates I spin on a daily basis. However, as I began to recognize the strange magic of the transition, I gravitated back toward fiction, despite the fact that every moment steals from the noise of a hectic schedule. As I spend hours in the certain, structured logic of code, I find that I need the space that only an imaginary world can provide.
I’m still driving toward traditional publishing, especially now when I can barely afford the time to write, let alone the labor intensive self publishing process, so I’m not planning to release any more self published titles, but I am going to put together one more run of my self published work, just to keep moving forward, after this long silence.
In the meantime, watch for a more complete site, and more ramblings from me on this blog, as I rebuild this particular room of my life, one brick at a time!