Back from the Dead

Hello!

I’m sorry to check out on you like that without an explanation. Frankly, I lost the will to do any kind of blogging and reviewing for the past three weeks – almost a month, actually. Aside from being unbelievably busy during the holiday season, I was preoccupied with poetry. I’ve written so much in the last month that even I couldn’t believe it.

But I’m back now, and things have started to mellow out. Even inspiration to write have slowed down (to my chagrin). The good thing about my hiatus was that Silent Noise Publishing actually noticed my poems and have asked me if I would be interested in submitting some for publication. As exciting and flattering as that is, I’m terrified. I mean, I know the book would be a collaborative effort amongst a whole slew of writers but I’ve never written anything that would be for a paying public consumption.

In any case, maybe I’m jumping the gun just a little bit here. My poems are subject for edits and approval and maybe, just maybe none of my entries would make it. Anyway, I have till May of this year to submit my entries. Wish me luck, y’all.

The last month has been hectic. The family took our annual winter trip to Orlando. To be honest, none of us had a great time. I was battling the remnants of a stubborn flu; my daughter got a stomach flu while we were down there and the whole trip was made memorable by expensive entrance fees to the parks, long lines at the rides, long distance walking everywhere and grid-locked traffic everywhere we went. Needless to say, we all agreed (even the kids) that Disney World or Disney Land is just not for us.

I’ve read quite a few books as well, but sadly, I didn’t meet my Goodreads reading goal for 2013. I was three books short of 150. Can you believe that? Sigh. This year, my goal is to read 150 books as well and so far, I’ve read two. I’m behind on Bloglovin’ so just bear with me. The last time I checked, I think I have almost 1,300 posts that needed to be read.

Anyway, I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and lots of books for Christmas. I will post my book haul for the month sometime this weekend. Thank you for sticking with me, and I’m looking forward to checking out your blogs. Also, I’ve noticed some new followers *waves* thanks a lot for checking me out. Please let me know which blogs are yours so I can follow back.

Here’s to a successful 2014, everyone!

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