I've been away. Some of the time I was away, I was actually here--well, not here here, you understand, since I'm not pixilated, but at home. However, I was taking care of two of my grandboys--aged 4 years old and 18 months. Do I need to mention how wiped out that left me? Especially since they brought me presents in the form of germs.
We had a great time. We went to the park two days in a row--the local park doesn't compare with big city parks, but there is a slide and swings, and a stone bridge over a dry creek (if it hasn't rained lately, and it's been a while) and these are little kids. Doesn't take much to impress them. We also had a large appliance box and room for it in the living room. It was a popular attraction. Of course, the little one still needs a nap, while big brother doesn't. And big brother crashes about 9 p.m. while baby brother has to be coerced into sleeping by 11, which didn't leave me much time for sleeping, but hey...who needs sleep? Needless to say, there was no time for writing, and not much time on the computer, which had to be turned completely off when I left it for fear of things happening to it.
They've all gone home now, and I miss them, but I'm glad I got to give them back. Then I took a week to get over all the stuff they gave me. And now I'm hard back at work. Relatively speaking. Only got four pages written today. I like to get six done in a day's work, minimum. But I give myself allowances for when I'm just getting started back. That said, I want to tell you that I have an interview up on a friend's blog. Nalini Singh is a fabulous author. She asked a lot of ... interesting questions. Go by and take a look. The story of the origins of The One Rose trilogy is there.