Thursday, May 16, 2013

When Does the World Slow Down?

It's May.

Wait.

It's May? More than halfway through? Has time sped up or have I been in a coma?

This year has been a whirlwind. In the last month, I've traversed the sands of Israel and worshiped on the sea of Galilee, heard whispers of all things awesome under the chilly mountains in Chardeau, and spent more time in the fictional world of Balire (pronounced "Bah-leer") than I have in years.


Time stops for no man (or woman) they say, and they weren't kidding. But I've been a faithful blogger...just not here. I left you all to go dancing around with a few fellow monkeys in a place where writing is queen (and  wishes to be king).

Just don't think I've forgotten you. You who dare tread into my Asylum and wonder about what it is in Kelsey's head that is ticking. For those of you who want to know more about this Fearless and Frightened Female from March, I have to say I haven't moved forward.

At least I haven't moved back - I've been busy okay! Out of the country. It's a valid excuse.  I still don't know if I want to go Indie or Traditional.  Honestly, I can't do anything until I have my most polished manuscript in front of me, and it is with an editor (I'm so excited to have it back I could scream).
Monstrosity is about a scaly green wolf beast named Aileen
in a reversed retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

More of my friends are flying the Indie path, and you'll hear about them when the time comes (September is the soonest and you WON'T want to miss her).

As for me, I'd just like to have a moment to appreciate May.  The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and the grass is once again emerald waves under my (sadly allergic) feet. I hope to find the time to tell you my favorite Israel stories. I have some funny ones.

For now, I'll leave you with this.
Confidence.
I have more today than ever before. And it feels good.

Hanging out on the Sea of Galilee

1 comment:

Stephanie Pazicni Karfelt said...

Am glad to hear it, Shieldmaiden, about the confidence. You ought to have it. I can say that having read a couple of your awesome stories - front to back - unedited even. They're fantabulous, and will continue to be so whether you go traditional or indie, or both in the years ahead.
It was last June that I read Monstrosity - perhaps I can read the edited version this June? I managed it on cell phone, wrapped inside mosquito netting, deep in the wilderness while being gnawed on by hordes of insects. It was still brilliant!
Awaiting more stories...checking watch...you know I don't really have one of those...they have numbers on them and who needs that stuff?