Those of you who read this blog may have noticed I’ve been slightly – okay, more than slightly, more like a-lot-ly – absent over the past, oh, year or so. This timeframe coincides neatly with the length of time my darling little Tiger has been out and about in the big wild world (where it may be hard to get by just upon a smile but, if this is the case, my smiley Tiger will get by JUST fine).
You might say I went down the rabbit hole of being a mum. My Tiger is just the most brilliant, beautiful, astonishing, magical creature and, for the past year, my time has been neatly divided between doing Actual Writing (i.e. my fiction manuscripts) and gazing adoringly (up until she could crawl) / chasing madly after (post-crawlmageddon) after her tiny, tenacious, turbo-tiger self.
Now? I’m kinda feeling the writing thing again. Not just the Doing Of It, which I’ve never stopped (I’ve drafted three full-length manuscripts, two short stories and approximately 150 poems since her birth), but the talking about it. And the talking about other stuff that is not Tiger-related. I’m still down the rabbit-hole. I’m just exploring it a bit down here, meeting the other creatures who live down here and getting a sense of what life will be like as a writer AND a mummy, in almost equal parts (all right, so, to be totally truthful it will still be 90% Tiger, 8% writer, 2% white chocolate Freddos).
I want this blog to crank into gear again. I want to delve into writerly topics and debates. I want to feel like I’m an author again, as well as a writer.
So, here I am. I’m back. How often I’ll visit you with my debatable wisdoms (*cough* flailing curiosities and quandaries and existential dilemmas)? That, I can’t answer but, in the manner of the white rabbit, I’ll be checking my fob watch more frequently and saying, “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important blog post” (doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it?).
So, well, watch this little space. There may be more Things here soon!