1 straw can break a camel's back
1 grain of rice can tip the scale
It sounds silly to admit, but fighting with my laptop for... nearly a month has done me in*.
Since I don't think this blog is an appropriate place to discuss my personal life, very few of you are aware of my circumstances, and I really don't want to get into the details. Let's just say there are 3 major things going on right now that are sucking up every ounce of my focus and I am mentally exhausted**.
And no, selling the witch's hut isn't one of them.
Like the cascading failure on my hard drive, this past year especially has been a real struggle with too much sickness, disease, death and other unhappy things.
Right now I'm all out of fight, which is entirely un-like me. Normally I go down swinging, and when I hit the ground, I start throwing handfuls of dirt and biting ankles.
I'm not a quitter. In fact, I'm probably one of the most stubborn person you'll ever meet, but my energy reserves are completely depleted, which is why I need a couple weeks to re-group, re-set & re-charge.
This isn't about writing. At all.
I'll be back when I'm able to once again see a silver-lining within dark clouds and am eager to search out new stones to turn over***.
So for all you wonderful people, I wish you the best while I'm gone since I know some of you are expecting new family members, starting new jobs/opportunities, preparing for travel, school, exams, tournaments, and all kinds of other good things, including your ongoing writing adventures. I look forward to catching up with you when I get back, and I will still be answering email.
Take care of yourselves, and I'll see you soon :)
* I have my laptop back now, but am treating it as completely unreliable. Thank goodness for Dropbox online storage, and I'm following closely the rumours from Apple about the upcoming Mac ProBook releases. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping for solid-state technology...
** This would be a perfect time to make a blonde joke since, y'know, blondes don't have a lot of functioning brain-cells in the first place :p Yes, you can take my energy, but you can't take my sense of humour.
*** Yup, I'm tired to the point of using lines like this... creativity = 0