Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Bad Blogger

I have to apologize because I've been neglecting this blog lately. Please know that I read all of your posts and follow your lives, your projects, your brilliant minds but these days I've been more of a passive participant in the blogging community due to lack of time.

Work has been very demanding. As many of you know, I write and produce content for toys. It's hard for me to talk about my job on this blog because there are a lot of restrictions to what I can and can not say (crazy, I know). Just know that when my development schedules slip (and would you look at them go? slip sliding away, she sings), the engineers get grumpy, the sales teams get frantic, the big chain stores yell 'where are my toys!' Everything explodes. And somewhere...a spoiled child cries. And that's the gist of each day.

My nights are far more exciting as I frantically edit my work in progress, Rabbit Island. Goals of finishing the first edit by next Wednesday are just out of reach. I stay up as late as I can but there is a point when exhaustion takes over.

And that’s when the travel comes in. I will be leaving for far-off lands (Georgia…Alabama) next Wednesday for the holiday weekend in the states.

All this to say: I’ve been a bad blogger. I’ll try to be better.

Part of that effort: I joined Rachael Harrie’s Third Writer’s Platform-Building Campaign. Will you participate with me?

And tell me, how have you been spending the final days of summer?


  1. Hi Melissa! Just stopping by to say 'hi' to a fellow campaigner. You're job sounds exciting, but like you said, the writing is much more fun.

  2. Welcome to the campaign! Just the fact that you work for toys is a thumbs up in my book. Glad to meet you!

  3. Oh hi! Just dropping by your blog to say hello and peruse. I'm a fellow campaigner, and am excited to follow along with your blog!

  4. You. Do. Not. Owe. Us. An. Apology.

    We love you.

  5. I am in your campaign group! Good Luck! [Throws confetti]

  6. Fellow campaigner and new follower here. Nice to meet you! : )