Been A Long Time

"...been a long, lonely, lonely time..."

I was reminded of the Led Zeppelin lyrics when I sat to write this post, the first in a very long time.

I have been through a lot of crap recently, the latest being a "holding pattern" in my current job. I haven't been at work since the end of June, although I continue to be paid.

Before you say, "Hey, where do I sign up?" let me tell you, it's no fun, especially with hubby at home on disability pay.

Still, you say, that sounds like a great set up.

Again I say, it's not.

I have begun to rewrite my WIP, lol, for the billionth or so time. I just recently picked up a couple of how-to books that have spurred me on, including one about creating better characters (which I think was one of the problems with this WIP). I'm going to write more in depth about the writing books in other posts, but suffice to say, I feel like one in particular has given the WIP a new freshness.

Yeah, I'm excited about writing again! :-)

I'm also going to do one or two catch-up posts on the fiction I've read recently, including a fantasy series that I've been curious about a little while, and another which I've been curious about for quite a long while (just started that one a few days ago).

Plus, I've joined Facebook and today, Twitter (names at both: ncbeck). With Facebook, I can keep in touch with friends, and even managed to find a couple of cousins who use it (although I haven't yet corresponded with them beyond the initial friending). As for Twitter...not sure yet what I'm going to do with it, but I can always delete it if I feel I don't use it enough or find it useful.

Before I sign off, I want to thank Theadra and others out there who have given me a boost, a sort of, "Keep at it!" Much, much thanks and love to you all! :-)

That's about it for today. Look for the fiction catch-all(s) and my take on some good writing how-tos.

Love and kisses,

~Nancy Beck


Anonymous said...

It's sooo good to hear from you. I'm glad to see you still out there. I tried to find you on face book, but I found 28 Nancy Becks and a whole slew of things for ncbeck. I'm on face book too. If you want, you can search my first name and I should come up, with the same picture I use on my blog. If you like dice game, there's an interesting dice game on Facebook called Farkle. Glad to see you =)

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I completely understand about the being at home with hubby. After a couple days, it's like being stuck in a blizzard with no place to go. You go just a little stir crazy, no matter how much you love each other. It's just the nature of being human. I don't think we were designed to be with anyone 24/7. We need time apart, space, to appreciate each other, you know. Don't feel bad. We've all been there. The sad thing is, you can get used to it, find a new niche, so to speak. Then, you end up going through seperation issues. Humans are just wired odd, I swear. =)

Hey, sorry for going on so long. It's just good to hear from you. I'm doing the happy dance!!