Bowling Memories

It’s been that crazy time of year again where a good few thousand people write like the wind to produce especially floppy first drafts. Being partial to a floppy first draft myself, I wrote a fun adventure story about bounty hunters and whales that will pop up on the Other Projects page at some point.

Tomorrow (or yesterday, depending on when I post this) I am going bowling with my coworkers. I am expecting a fun and ridiculous time as this has happened before. It happened on the 28th of February, 2015. A strange date to remember, maybe, but it isn’t the bowling that I’m thinking about when I remember it. This was the day I sent Through the Black to beta readers. That was less fun but equally ridiculous. I was a stressy pile of nerves and hitting send was one of the hardest things I’ve done. It was also one of the best. The combination of good, honest advice and real encouragement are what made me believe “hey, I might actually be able to manage this!” The prospect of bowling with drunks now reminds me of this glorious inspiration. So here I am.

In fact, I’ve been hit with such a blast of inspiration that I actually have plural blog posts LINED UP to go out! I know! This is all to do with bowling inspiration, of course, and nothing to do with us hurtling to the end of the year and looming Resolution judgement. Nothing at all.

In all seriousness, life has been interesting this year. A lot has been happening, a lot of changes, and a lot to keep me from writing. When I’m struggling with writing, blog posts are always the first to go. I find them difficult enough to write at the best of times so when I’m struggling I’m really at a loss. One of the things that has been keeping me busy has been job applications. Lots and lots of job applications. Nothing kills your enthusiasm quite like those.

Rest assured though, the blog is never forgotten. Swept gently into a corner, maybe, but never forgotten. I hope you have all been excellent and enjoy the upcoming posts.

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