I’m Baaack (and Ready)

I’m rusty, so forgive me.  These are the first new words I’ve written in what feels like forever.

A month ago I was more  concerned with  reading other  writers’ work and making excuses for why I wasn’t doing more with my own.  A routine trip to visit family ended in a rather nasty car wreck and gave me a swift kick in the a$$.

Though wearing my seatbelt, I was bounced around like a human pinball.  Once I realized I wasn’t going to die*, I could think of nothing else except what all I was missing.  My dominant hand injured, unable to wear my glasses — and even if I could, my eye wouldn’t open — I had  to move in with my sister, who had to take care of me like one of her children.  When I wasn’t sleeping, I had hours and hours to think about what I could be doing, and more importantly what I SHOULD be doing.

I wanted to edit.  I wanted to blog.  I really wanted to create new words.  I could do none of it.  I missed deadlines for two contests, didn’t blog (here or my personal blog) and missed registration for a conference.  I know a small part of that was my bad luck with that wreck, but the bigger culprit was lack of follow through on my part.  I could have done any of those things before I got on the road, but I put it off.

I’m not waiting anymore.  The wreck shook me up in more ways than one.  I know my road will be slow — my hand still isn’t fully functional (I still can’t  hold a pen and the typing is easily 60% slower), I still have other injuries that are healing, and the few times I’ve tried for new words, I’ve failed– but I’m going to keep pushing.

I’m ready.


*For the record, my injuries, while painful and still healing were not life threatening.  This was my first car wreck and the most severe I’ve ever been injured.



Filed under Sasha, writing

6 responses to “I’m Baaack (and Ready)

  1. Kimberly Farris

    Welcome back. Glad you’re doing better. Don’t worry, I’ll row the boat. You navigate and get us to our destination/destiny.

  2. Yay! So glad you’re back. Now get to writing! 😉

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