Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Return to Normalcy...And a Few Changes

So, it has been too long since my last post. As I sit here and write this, I'm thinking to myself, "Wow, I see this a lot with bloggers, and they never really come back to their blogging. And if they do, they don't last long." I had no intention of giving up on blogging or book reviewing when my unplanned hiatus started. Life just took control and didn't let go until yesterday. (And I've still only got a small portion of the control.) With Thanksgiving on its way and being hosted at my house by me for the first time, I was preoccupied, to say the least.

After Thanksgiving came Christmas. How do we even prepare for that? So I was like a crazy person for two months. So now I know what you are thinking, what better way to relax at the end of the night than reading? Well, in all of this, migraines kept me from any kind of pleasure. Apparently between pollen counts and stress, my head decided to explode rather than cooperate. It wasn't a good few months.

And then New Year's Eve hit. Ahh, bonfire, drinking, and fireworks. Wait, I only enjoy one (or two) of those things. It was also a stressful night.

Don't get me wrong, there were good times to be had during the last few months, like children's beautiful faces on Christmas morning. And the new furniture we bought. After much searching, I finally found the perfect china cabinet. A 1950s Drexel New Travis Court china cabinet. Beautiful. And a new bedroom set. Not an antique, but beautiful nonetheless. It will soon be covered in tiny fingerprints since I opted for the shiny, lacquered finish.

So, all that being said, life is returning to normal. Next week my older daughter returns to school and I can truly get back to work. Just having the kids go to bed at a decent time will be a blessing.

So, I never planned to stop reviewing books, and I'm not, but I'm going to have to review less than before. eFiction is starting some new projects, including book editing and publishing and I will be part of the editing team, and anywhere else I can fit in and help. We are also still putting together the monthly magazine, which of course, is our bread and butter.

I have a long to be read list, and I'm going to try my best to get to all of them and post them here and submit them to the eFiction Magazine for publication, but I'm not going to be accepting any new requests. When my list shrinks, I'll open it back up.


  1. Blogging and book reviewing should be fun for you, and when it stops being fun, that's definitely the time to take a hiatus. Hope the new year is a fun filled one!

  2. MT, I haven't see you around eFiction and haven't seen any shorts from you lately! I hope everything is going well and that holidays weren't too stressful! February is romance month at eFiction, you have any twisted romance stories to send us?