Sunday, July 18, 2010

Giving Pause

I feel as though I’ve been away for a year. I left Arizona on June 5th when I heard my father had a stroke, and we just returned home last week. When I left, I had no idea what to expect. I thought two weeks was sufficient time to take care of matters. Little did I expect to close up his house and place it on the market so I could move him back to my home.

My heart broke as I dispersed his 5000 volume library to book collectors and lovers in the San Francisco Bay Area. I toiled from morning until night packing and throwing things away that he cherished, all the while placing my writing on hold.

In the span of time I’ve been away, I’ve received two blogger’s awards, and have only managed to put one online. The second award was from Lydia Kang and this is the first opportunity I have had to acknowledge her kindness. Thanks Lydia. I much appreciate your thoughtfulness.

A few weeks ago I stated if I were stranded on a desert island, I would write in the sand just to keep writing. Obviously, I had no idea that some challenges would alter my desires and wishes more than I could know. Taking care of my father and working are quite the challenges to juggle. Since my novel takes first priority in my writing, I have decided to close down both of my blogs until time affords me to take them up again.

I want to thank all those who have become my followers over the past few months. I almost reached the 100 mark, and I’ve enjoyed every moment of this writing adventure. I’ve felt much impressed with those who have entertained me with their informative posts and kept me returning to their blogs. I’ve enjoyed sharing thoughts and ideas with you. Keep up your wonderful efforts. I will try to visit your sites from time to time.

I look at this as a momentary break from a pursuit that will take time to build up again. But for right now, my priority is my father. My love for him takes the higher road, and I will miss you all.