If you006 follow this site, you know for the last six months or so, something has been off. Posts are late, Three by Five interviews are late or don’t happen, no reviews have posted, no blog postings.

The truth is life is getting in the way. We’ve had a lot going on in my family, and have been dealing with an unfortunate disagreement with a neighbor that resulted in a lawsuit, stress related illness, and an accompanying inability to concentrate on more enjoyable tasks as a result. I’ve been unable to engage consistently in other things or concentrate at work, which is tough when the work is creative writing.

So, I’m not getting any writing done and I’m overwhelmed with those writing tasks that keep me from creative writing too. Guilt and failure are overriding emotions related to this.

I’m putting everything on pause so I can regroup. And stop beating myself up about not keeping up.

If you are on the schedule for Three by Five, you’ll be first up when I come out of hibernation.

If you want to be on the Three by Five deck, still email and I’ll put you into the rotation. I just can’t say when the rotation will pick back up.

Current calls for submission noted on this site will continue but, I am reviewing their viability given the low rate of submissions. So if you’ve been thinking about submitting your story for Dress Right Dress or DADT, do it now or risk the project called off due to lack of interest.

This is a radical action, to temporarily abandon the hard work I’ve built into this site over the past ten years. If this torpedoes my “platform” so be it. Right now, it’s time to take care of myself and my family so I can return and hopefully get back to providing a useful, informative, supportive site for emerging writers and authors. And more importantly, start writing again.



Filed under writing life

4 responses to “Stuck

  1. Claudia Gale

    My heart goes out to you. I, for one, think you are doing the right thing. YOU have to come first. I hope you feel better and that your legal problems are resolved ASAP (i know from personal experience what a drag they are). Please do take care of yourself…freed from worry about your blog. I will remember you in my nightly prayers, and am sending out “good vibes” to you as I type this. Take care.

  2. Take care, Vicki. I look forward to your return.

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