I know, I know. It's been another while. But my life has been one chaos after another for the last several weeks to the point where I just blinked and it's almost April. Between my grandfather passing away in mid-February (not really unexpectedly), constant business at the day job, my car having a rather large and dramatic temper tantrum (yay for breaking down on the highway while going to writers group), and St. Patrick's Day (Irish dancer, ya know...), I kind of can't believe we're almost done with March already. Where did time go?!
Now, while I could colorfully elaborate on some of the stuff mentioned above (most namely the car drama, which was the most frustrating thing of late), I'm not going to. Why? First of all, some of that stuff was weeks ago and that seems very belated to rant about it. Second of all, it's very late and I kind of just want to go to sleep. But I also wanted to give you an update.
And some music.
Most important update, really--I'm writing this from a hotel room in Allentown, PA rather than from the floor of my bedroom in Dublin, OH. I'm at the Write Stuff conference, for my second year, and I've been having a BLAST! Today I actually went to a few of the pre-conference workshops, which was something I didn't participate in last year. (Remember last year? That was the trip in which all the things went wrong with my flights. Yeah. Gooooood times, guys. Good times.) This year, my only flight drama was a bout of airsickness. And while that's not fun either, it's incredibly less anxiety-inducing than finding out your flight was never supposed to exist in the first place.
I'm sure I'll give you a full and beautiful run-down of the conference either tomorrow night, after it's over, or Sunday, but for now just know I'm having a great time!
And now, before I go pass out in preparation for another full day of conferencing, have a song. That's the other update, really--I've started research (and written the opening) for a new project that tells the story of the Jonestown tragedy in 1978. Yup, you know me and writing all the cheery things. Anywho, this song below really struck me when I heard it, and it makes me think of that project. I have no doubt that it's already become my "theme song" for this currently-untitled WIP. I hope you like it too (it's very pretty)!