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What to do next?

What to do next?

It feels like forever since I last posted on this blog….

I hate to admit it, I often forget I have it….

Then, I get a notification from Go Daddy asking for an updated credit card to renew my services. I alternate between thinking I should save the money and let it go and itching to blog once again.

It’s sad I stopped posting here. After all, for a lot of years this blog was a huge part of my life. And if not for this outlet I would never have written my first book, Dangled Carat.

And now I am finishing up the first draft of my seventh novel, Mom Rules.

Go Daddy emailed me the other day. I have to make a decision, quickly. I have no clue what to do. Advice?

In the meantime, when I am not writing, I’ve been doing this…

It is probably the most difficult puzzle I have ever done. But it is a really cool one – especially for these times. Click HERE to see the image

10 thoughts on “What to do next?

    1. Hi Ellen! Thanks so much! I am really thinking about blogging again. I miss it. But there isn’t enough hours in the day… The puzzle is really hard, but enjoyable…. It is so satisfying 🙂 Lucy is doing great! She’s eight! Mom Rules should be published in the summer…

  1. I let my old Time out for Mom blog go a few years ago – for me it was just a time factor with three growing kids. I could no longer visit all the blogs I loved in a way that was truly giving them my undivided attention. I did copy and save some of my favourite posts on another free site, but I am not actively blogging there. Maybe in another season, but for now I have been working on my own writing, whether it will be something self published, or just for me IDK. I just know I do have to create in some way, and if your books are fulfilling that for you (and you do it so well!!!), I think creating space for that is more important. We only have so much energy to give even if we are in a holding pattern due to global circumstances, so might as well give it to what truly creates the life we want.

    1. Leslie – You nailed exactly how I feel. I stopped being able to find time to visit all the blogs I loved and then I felt guilty for posting…. I remember when we moved I was so excited because my commute each way was reduced by a hour and I figured I had so much more time to post and blog and write. But then living in a construction zone zapped my energy and my day job took a turn for even more hours and stress… When that settled down and I moved on, so much time passed and then I started writing more…

      I hope you publish what you are writing, so I can read it… And if you do, I’m here if you need any help!

  2. Sounds like you have been very busy and still are busy.
    It is not necessary to blog every day or week.
    I you want to keep this blog, post once in awhile just to say Hi,how you’re doing and maybe a pic of Lucy or your finished puzzle 😉
    In the end, only you can decide what is important and what makes you happy, and that is what you need to do 🙂

    1. Hi!
      This comment was exactly what I needed to read…. I renewed my hosting subscription…. THANKS
      I felt guilty for not being active.I also always put unrealistic expectations on myself… But I do miss all the friends I have made through this blog. Posting once in a while I can do… and would love to 🙂

    1. William – Thanks! I think I am going to follow your advice! I just renewed the hosting subscription 🙂
      The puzzle is hard but fun. It is part of a covid series. I finished the wine time one and believe it or not it was harder!

  3. Nice to see a post from you, Hilary, and to know you are doing well. So prolific with your novel writing … that’s really great! 🙂 Please give our love to The Lucy, and to Angel Alex. Hugs!

    1. Hi Kevin!
      So nice to say hi!!! Lucy is doing great – she really loves the quarantine life with us home all the time…. I will give her and angel Alex a hug from you…
      XOXO

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