Hi, all! It's great to be back.
I've been out straight with family health issues for quite a long time now. My sister is in the end stages of colon cancer, so I spend three days a week taking her to all-day treatments, and I give her a massage on a fourth day. My dad was recently widowed, and he's not all that happy alone. So I renovated our house, got it sold, and my husband and I moved in with him.
It's an adjustment. In our old home, I had privacy and quiet. Now I have all-day loud TV and nowhere to escape. I may have to find a library to frequent.
And, I moved away from my in-person crit partners. I miss them in a big way.
I've been asking myself whether I want to write strictly for fun, occasionally self publishing, again, for fun, but not bothering with marketing or caring about sales... just keep it a fun escape.
Or do I want to take this seriously and go for an agent?
I think, if I do the latter, I'll feel more justified in carving out time for myself. Right now, having closed my massage practice, I'm way too available to everybody, and boy, do they take advantage. (I'm not talking about my sister. It's one of her adult kids who could maybe expect less of me.)
I have two mostly completed manuscripts. I'm running through Marley's Ashes, my latest, tweaking madly. I also have The Girl with Green Hair, something I began on this site a long time ago. I'll likely pull that out once I get through this one.
I don't expect anyone to keep up with what may become overenthusiastic posting. I'm just happy to be focusing on writing, so I'll shove stuff up whenever it's ready. If I haven't kept up with you, please poke me. Ideally, give me a link to whatever you most want reviewed. Poke me again if I forget.