Sorry, I had to laugh.
You know how last month I posted about how crazy life has been and that I haven’t had time to update but that I would start posting again soon, etc etc?
Apparently life took that as a challenge, because three weeks ago my husband was driving my car (my beloved 2010 Nissan Altima) and he was T-boned by an uninsured driver. The main thing is that he walked away fine except for a sore side/bruises from a side airbag, but the car was demolished. So we said, wow, that stinks, but at least we have Jason’s (my husband) 15-year-old BMW as a backup until insurance settles this.
And again, haha.
The very next day (oh yes, the day after the wreck), his BMW died on one of the busiest roads in our town, and it took a week to fix and over $1200. So for about a week we were carless, which can make settling things with insurance, car shopping, and running errands quite interesting. Thankfully, my mom let us borrow her vehicle any time we wanted, and within two weeks, we had his BMW back and a beautiful 2013 Hyundai Sonata for me. (It’s divine. And the gas efficiency? Squuuueal.)
BUT. I come to you again, on my knees, begging forgiveness (and trying not to tempt life into smacking me in the head again).
Life is almost back to normal now, and after 4-5 weeks away, I’m almost ready to finish my novel. I’d gotten up to 76k words before all of this happened, and I haven’t felt like writing one single word in about a month and a half. But after much-needed time away, I’m ready to spend August and September completing the draft and finishing all revisions. And then? *whispers* Submission time.
I’ve also decided that since I don’t have much to post on here regarding my writing, I’m going to treat this blog not only as an aspiring writer’s blog, but also as a personal blog, where I can ramble about amazing trips we’ve taken, go off on tangents about my sports teams, give advice on the things I actually consider myself a semi-expert on (gluten-free eating and reading fall pretty high on that list), and ask for your opinions.
So thanks for sticking with me through this crazy year, and I can’t wait to put my book in your hands one day. 🙂 (And in the creepiest way, too. Like, you’re going to wake up some night and I’ll be smiling at you from your bedside and I’ll slowly place my book into your hands then back away. You’ve been warned.)