Yes, that’s right. This is one of those. The annoying “I’m dreadfully sorry for neglecting my blog but here are the very good reasons why” cliched post.
Well, you’ll just have to make your peace with that.
My last “real” (aka not just a picture) blog post was written on May 1. That was (yeeps!) a solid 2.5 months ago.
This time, though, I truly have an excuse. Or a few excuses, to say the least.
The amount of stuff I got done in those 2.5 months was semi-ridiculous.
Like what, you say?
-I WAS A MAID OF HONOR. TWICE.
Anyone who has ever had the privilege of being named someone’s MOH knows that this truly was the brunt of my business in the last few months. On May 30 I was the MOH for my sister Nancy and on July 18 I stood beside my cousin/best friend, Katie. The reality of this meant that literally the day after Nancy’s wedding it was time to jump into gear to plan the shower, bachelorette party, video, speech etc. for Katie’s. I loved working on all of this, but it does take time. And when my choices were A. write a blog post or B. write a speech for 300 people, well, obviously little “Khaki Shorts” was going to lose.
-FINISHED TWO BOOKS
For some reason the universe decided that my newest book Dizzy Dean and the Gashouse Gang should go to print days before Nancy’s wedding and my latest work St. Louis BOO! should be shipped off days before Katie’s. I’m not sure how that happened. Honestly, with all that was going on I probably should not have said yes to my publishers in regards to writing the BOO book, but holy cow I am SO HAPPY that I did because I LOVE the final product and I can’t wait for it to be released!
-WORKED ON SOME FREELANCE PROJECTS
(Sidenote: What is this? Is this a GIF from “The Prince of Egypt”?! Ok, it had to be used.)
Let’s just say I learned more about title insurance than I’d ever care to know.
-WENT TO A FEW SOCIAL EVENTS
Bridal showers, baby showers, Zoofari, my 10 year high school reunion and a bachelorette trip to Boston! Phew.
Suffice it to say, things have been busy. I’ve figured out that I can really only handle one extra activity on top of my work schedule. Most of the time that one thing is writing related, but sometimes big projects will nudge even that out of the way. At some point, people, I do need to grocery shop, clean and do laundry. At least, occasionally.
BUT I am ready to get back to business! And I’m very excited for the next phase of projects.
What’s next on the docket? TWO book releases (and the corresponding signings, events and promotions), a website update, a few new freelance jobs and PR for the American Association of Zookeepers Conference hosted right here at our Zoo in September.
I’m almost done resting up post-wedding craziness and ready to take on what’s next.
Hopefully, this will be my last of these lame type blog posts for awhile…
In other news, I figured out this handy dandy GIF app! So, that’ll be fun. Or possibly extremely annoying. MAYBE I went just a tad overboard. Oh well.