Posted Mar 31 2009, 3:26 am in , , ,

Ever since I sold my first book last year, I’ve completed six books, edited several, and promoted the published ones. It’s been a whirlwind year. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

I’ve also put on twenty pounds, my house is a mess, my friends don’t remember my name, and my horse doesn’t have clue who I am.

My life needs balance. Lately, I’ve been staying off the Internet (the biggest time vacuum around) and doing things other than writing. I’m paying attention to my house, planning an addition onto it, spending more time with family and friends, and reconsidering my decision not to show my horse.

I’m still going to write, but I need to find a middle ground. So I’m writing one hour in the evening and trying to keep my Internet time to a minimum.

I spent this past weekend at a Conrad Schumacher dressage symposium. This man is the master of all masters, in my opinion. It was incredible and inspired me to ride my horse, an inspiration I haven’t felt in a long time.

So, I’m working on balance. I suspect my books will be better for it.

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