I have to apologize for the silence in this blog. I really haven't fallen off the face of the earth, nor have I been captured by a mob bent on burning, raping and/or pillaging.
I have been deeply involved in two creative projects . . . one is total vanity on my part - I have been putting a book together which is now taking shape. It will hold it's shape as long as I don't get the "Oh, good Lord - what do I think I am doing" vision and use the delete key to take it all away. I don't think it will happen as there's been a bit too much of my energy, etc. involved in it.
I can tell you that the title will be "Do You Want Me To Bring The Ashes?" which comes from an incident involving my Mother's funeral. Almost the entire book are base on my memories of things in and around my life. Much of the material has come, so far, from the postings in this blog ~ all of which has required a LOT of rewriting and "fixing" - especially when it comes to names and such.
The other creative project that has really consumed me, I was asked to create a theater piece. I have NO idea if it will be performed or even make it to a staged reading. It is a type of theater I have always had difficulty writing, but I am slogging though all this and fully expect to come out the other side. Perhaps I will not come out the other side triumphant but I certainly will have accomplished a major goal.
I think that things will begin to settle down now and not take quite so much of my time and energy.
Talks about writer cramps and pains ... Sometimes creativity hurts!!!