Just because I haven't been keeping up with the blog does not mean I've not been doing anything. I've been writing every day, going to conferences, meeting new amazing people, and traveling as much as our pocketbook can allow us. Yesterday morning, we drove up into Rocky Mountain National Park and watched the sun rise through a blizzard. It was a sublime experience, for sure.
I'm also starting to see all this hard work pay off. I guess at the end of a project, you don't remember all the cookies you consumed, all the long walks you took, all the nights tossing and turning in bed. It's just like one day you wake up, and boom. There is a finished manuscript and you wonder how it got there.
Maybe it's like labor. We writers forget how painful it was so it won't be the only one we create.
This year was supposed to be an experiment. We were supposed to see if I could make it as a writer, if I was any good, and if we could survive on a diminished budget. I think the answer is yes. I think we're going to be okay.
And the thesis is mostly done! Here I come, Graduation!