I’m trying to get back into the swing of posting more blogs and on a consistent basis. My apologies to those of you whom have stuck by my side during this difficult and trying time.

As most of y’all know, I lost two family members eight months apart and it smacked me down. I was barely able to function and writing fell by the wayside. I had to focus on my priorities and all of my lackluster energy went to my family. It would be fair to say my performance averaged two stars out of five. Thankfully, Easy E (my hubby) carried extra weight and my children learned that even adults struggle with the curves life throws us.

Two weeks before my aunt passed, I decided it was time to start setting writing goals again. I made a vow to write 30 thousand words in six weeks. To some it might not sound like a lot. (My average writing time is 90 minutes to 2 hours, five/six days a week.) But to me, it was a goal that could be reachable, IF I wrote daily. I am happy to announce that I will finish one week ahead. I am ecstatic and honestly, relieved. I wasn’t sure I would make it.

Through this all, the quote that kept running through my head was, “Failing is never trying”. So, to all of you who are struggling with health problems, family problems, time restraints, etc., I say hang in there and keep on trying.