Because I Can

Because I Can
April 9, 2014 15 Comments Writing Stephanie Ayers

Today is the day that a new Master Class assignment should be going up, but you know what? Life has been….busy. My health has been….spotty to say the least and I am once again under the weather just 3 weeks after my last one. I’m really getting rather tired of not feeling well and having a head full of fog that keeps me from doing what I really want to….write.

I’m a mom of four–three teenagers and a kindergartner.  These days are filled with activities, and all the sudden now that mom has a car of her own again, somehow I became a taxi once more. On top of that, there’s new evaluations being done for my daughter, so we can make sure we are helping her in the areas she needs them and not dismissing something as “ADHD.” There’s enough drama surrounding me of late that I could put on my own production.

Needless to say, I’m exhausted. I’ve written a whole 1700 words of the 35,000 I wanted to add to The Elven Games (already at a nice 25K) for Camp NaNo, and yes, I’m beating myself up about that too. It shouldn’t be this hard to carve out 30 minutes to sprint out 1,000 words through the course of one day.

It is, though. So, Master Class will return soon, and my blog will get busy again, but right now, I need to take some time to focus on me because I don’t. I get so busy taking care of everyone else, including the voices in my head, that I forget to take care of me.

I hope that y’all will still be around next week.

You do know that if you get to missing me too much you can always click on those tabs up there, right? There’s a bunch of stories, links to some of my poetry, and you can always buy my books, too. Just click on the cover to the right and it will take you to my Amazon page where all my published words are showcased.

I know that I miss you, but I’ll be reading what you post. It’s easier to do that when I have less concerns of my own. And the guilt I have for not posting every day? Yeah, it’s bad. I won’t be gone long though, and I might post here and there as I feel up to it. I just felt I owed an explanation.

Til next time,

XOXO

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Stephanie Ayers A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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    Tara R.

    Hope you’re feeling better soon. Take time to tend to your needs.

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    k~

    SAM, take it easy on yourself. We are not going anywhere (well okay, at least not any farther than you can find us again). Stress is one of the number one reasons people get sick… give yourself some time to heal, guilt free! 🙂

    HugZ~
    k~

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    Renee TennisMcKinley (@2old2tap)

    You take care of you. That’s where I am right now. I want to write so much. But it’s feeling a chore.

    So wait, wait until your fingers are ready to hit that keyboard like a piano virtuoso! Then watch the music of the words play.

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      SAM

      Oh my fingers hitting the keyboard is not the issue. I’m not blocked, just foggy brained, LOL, which is hard to write through and very frustrating because I’ve had some good story ideas and cant get them down.

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    stankmeaner

    There’s nothing like stopping to take a big old breath of you (even when snot is unfortunately involved)- you’ll come back to your game stronger and with a sense of clarity. Be well, Steph.

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      SAM

      Thanks, Shannon, and yes, snot is most definitely involved.

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    awordofsubstance

    I hope your health improves! I know how hard that can be.
    http://www.awordofsubstance.wordpress.com

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      SAM

      Thanks. If ever I get to stop running around I can rest. I did lots of that today with vicks on my feet so hopefully..

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    Scorpio Scribes

    I am not happy that you’re going through this but I am happy that I am not the only one! I am just now dipping my toes back in after several hectic weeks and a serious bought of writer’s block. I’m prepping some scheduled posts so that I can get caught up to my own deadlines and get back in the swing of things. I don’t know if it might help you, but I just downloaded Evernote on all my devices and starting copying all my work onto files there in the hopes that this will allow me to take advantage of snippets of time as they pop up, regardless of where I am. *hugs*
    ~Scribe happy~

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      SAM

      its a sinus infection which blows (literally) but it’s lifting and knowing the why behind the illness helps a lot too.

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        Scorpio Scribes

        I hope you feel better soon. I’m trying to make my writing more mobile so I have constant access to it as it seems I am always on the go.

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          SAM

          oh and I do have Evernote. I just keep forgetting about it. I tend to use Google Drive for everything,

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