(copyright 2010, Rus VanWestervelt, Meredith Creek, Annapolis, MD)
Greetings, Constant e-Readers…
I’ve had a horrible day, and I think I’ve come to the conclusion that I just need to say goodbye for awhile.
Now, I’m not one to make decisions hastily; this has been building up for some time. The 40-day journey I just completed is still making such a huge difference in my life, and today I was able to pull from that journey for strength and courage.
The problem was, is, and will continue to be, a very objective and rather dry matter concerning the use of those 24 hours that we go through each day. There’s just not enough of them for all I want to do.
A wonderful alum recently got me a hat that says, “Half-Full.” I love that hat for so many reasons, but it is also a curse trait of mine to see the good and the possibility in nearly all that I do.
I have spent the last few days on FB, Twitter, Gmail, IM, the phone–everywhere, really, and I can see the benefit of all of them.
But I also want to finish Cold Rock and get it out this summer. I need to see the full benefit of That and none of those other things—at least until I finish.
There will be a time for all of them. Now is just not it. And with the end of the school year just around the corner, my writing time will be scarce.
I love FB, Twitter, this blog, IM, all of it. The interactions with all of you have been (and will soon again be) wonderful.
I gotta write, though, folks. And this is the only way I know how to do it: Butt in Chair and Write. Zero distractions, no matter how wonderful they might be.
I will return when the news of Cold Rock’s completion is ready to be trumpeted to the masses (well, to the dozen of ya who have stuck with me through the years). Until then, feel free to email me or text. When Butt is out of Chair, I will get back to you.
Love to all, and thank you. I’ll see you soon on the other side of the signing table. 🙂