I am determined to make a go of this blogging thing. I don’t know why I’m so sporadic with it. Once again, I am participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge. I feel like if I make it through an entire month of daily posting, I can then set a sustainable schedule and maintain the blog on a regular basis.
That’s the plan, anyway.
The end of 2017 was…difficult. I developed a double ear infection that left me deaf for most of December. That was challenging. For those who don’t know, I am legally blind, so I rely on my hearing a lot. All my life, I have been able to hear very well. To have problems hearing was a trial I did not want. I learned a lot from that experience. I used to think I would rather lose my hearing than my eyesight. I know now that is not true.
On Christmas morning, I was sitting in the living room. My Dad had the TV on a channel that was playing Christmas music. After a while, I realized I could hear it. I was kind of singing along with it. Mom and Dad had since gone to different parts of the house, so I went to where Mom was.
“Is the TV blaring?” I asked.
“I thought it had to be because I could hear it.”
That was pretty much the only Christmas music I heard until after New Year’s Day. I found a Christmas station on iHeart Radio and listened to it for a few hours.
It’s April and I still want a do-over on Christmas.
I wish I could say the ear saga is over, but it’s not. Later this month, if everything is cleared up, I will have a hearing test to see what lasting damage there might be.
But my absence from the blog isn’t filled with only bad news. I’ve been writing. Quite a lot. And I have a new book out, Journal Your Way to Creativity. It’s available in print and on Kindle. I will tell you more about that tomorrow, but I had to mention it today.
Something else I will be talking about soon is the writer’s notebook/workbook I’ve started using. I need something that will help me to keep track of what I’m doing, what I want to do, and what’s next. I think this will do that.
In the meantime, I’m debating on which project to do next. It will either be finishing a novel or re-releasing my first book that is out of print. Decisions, decisions.
That’s it for now. This is actually posting a lot later than I had intended, so instead of wishing you a happy Easter, I will just say I hope you had a happy Easter.
Sending good vibes your way for the hearing test. The new journal is fantastic. I’ll get a review posted this week now that it’s live. My writing project for this month is to get about 85% or more of the revisions on A Christmas to Remember. I’d love to have it up and available for Christmas sales. I’m taking part in Camp Nano. My cabin mates can be very ‘crack the whip’ when I need it most.
Creative Blessings! ~
Thank you. 🙂 I used most, if not all, of your suggestions, especially moving that one prompt to #1 instead of leaving it buried at #75. I was trying to do a pre-order period, but accidentally already published it when I was looking for how to do that. lol.
Hope you have a great year ahead from now on. 🙂
Thank you. Last year was rough enough for two years, I think. So surely this year will improve from here on out. 🙂
I love this and I hope everything goes well for you this time around.
Thank you. So do I! I’m making a list of post ideas so maybe I won’t run out of things to talk about.
I think I should too and you’re welcome.
Hi Jen, Hope you had a happy Easter too. Looking forward to reading more of your posts through the UBC this month.
Thank you. I’m glad you stopped by.
First of all, Jen, I need to say, I am inspired! And next, hoping your hearing test goes fine..
Will look forward to your UBC posts and check out your book..
Thank you. Today has been a long day, so I’m even later getting today’s post up, but it will be live soon.