Well, I think I might just have returned from the darkside. Keeping my fingers crossed that this is just not just a lucky fluke to be on-line, at home, on my own computer. It seems that there was a problem with my connection, and after much hair-pulling, cussing, and violent tendencies that fortunately were not acted upon, all seems to be well.
I have to extend my apologies to those who've been trying to get in touch with me during the month of January - I am so sorry that it's been so difficult these last several weeks. I appreciate your patience while I try and do a major catch-up as quickly as I can (you don't even want to know how many emails I have in my in-box!) It makes me realize just how much time I actually do spend on-line, and how I feel like I'm suffering withdrawal symptoms when I can't play. Made me get out and get a life LOL. Thanx again for putting up with me.
Since I had a lot of free time on my hands, I did something I never thought I'd really seriously do and have come to the conclusion that I really, seriously shouldn't: writing. I fiddle around with writing when I do my interviews, but most of it is told in another person's POV. To actually take an idea floating around in my head and make it into an actually story is even harder than I ever imagined, much harder than when I was 12 and would make up these elaborate stories with all kinds of crazy plots going on. To take an idea and to flesh it out, make it interesting, and use my own voice is incredibly challenging, more than I think I can handle. Or even wish to. I enjoy spending my time reading, and I think using that time to write would take away a lot of that enjoyment because I have soooo much to learn. So I have an even greater admiration for those who sit down and make it happen. I just don't think I have it in me. Will I ever reveal any of the (drivel) tidbits of story I've created? Not on your life!
Oh and I mustn't forget to mention that this weekend the big news around town was the Bears game - they won! Next stop: Superbowl. Now I'm not a huge Bears fan, having moved here I was 19. In fact I don't really have a strong allegiance to any team - isn't that sad? But it's fun to get involved and go to parties and cheer and feel like a part of something big, so congrats to the Chicago Bears - and good luck :)
Are you a sports fan? Who is YOUR team?