What Happened to 2017?

This morning I realized, a little bit too late, that 2017 is almost over.  I can’t even begin to tell you half of what happened this year, because it’s pretty much a blur of missed doctor’s appointments and deadlines barely met, and I’m pretty sure that next year will be more of the same.  For someone who on January 1st was damn confident they were the Queen of Multitasking, this year has sure been the great equalizer.

On one hand, I feel like I have accomplished nothing.  Zero. Nada.

On the other hand, I feel like I haven’t had so much as an hour off in the past six months.

“So which is it?” I ask myself.  Expecting, I guess, an answer.  Haha, not surprising, I don’t get one, probably because I’m already busy doing something else.

Still, for the past two years, I’ve been incredibly lucky to be able to make a living doing the two things I love the most- writing and art.  It’s just I thought I’d be so much better at this work/life balance thing!  Overall, the year’s been a great, albeit in a blurry kind of way.  Not in the way that my sophomore year of college was.  More like when I had two little kids and don’t even remember that day trip to Sea World.  (still kind of baffling).

We got the tree up:




We had some snow:


Which meant the outside Charlie Brown tree looked awesome:


And the dog looked like this:


I’ve got to remind myself, here I sit, working on edits on book two of the Shadows series, and getting ready to plot out book five in my urban fantasy series, so there’s that.  Still, why is it that progress feels so slow and time goes by so fast?  Here’s hoping that I’m not sitting here in a year wondering the same thing!  Happy writing to all of my author friends, and hope you find a book that moves you, for all of my reading friends- with much love, L. A.


Here is my next stop:





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