To all my blogging friends and partners: an apology. I did not realize how much the arts residency at Kingsbrae was taking out of me. Up at 5:30 -6:00 am. Two hours writing before breakfast at 8:00 am. More writing between 9:00 and 12:00 noon. Lunch with artists. An afternoon driving, parking, writing, sitting by the beach, making notes …
Back to the KIRA residence for 5:30 pm. A drop of wine before supper at 6:00 pm. Discussions, delightful, de sobremesa, over the supper table. Withdrawal to the drawing room for more discussions between 7:30 and 9:00 or 10:00pm. More writing between 10:00 and midnight. An occasional fire alarm. Some broken sleep, Perchance a dream or two. Then up at 5:30 – 6:00 am to start the day again.
I didn’t realize how exhausted I was until I finished the first draft of One Small Corner, put it up on CreateSpace, and started to relax. I have done virtually nothing for nearly a week. I have slept, eight to ten hours a night. I have taken an afternoon siesta of two hours or so. My thoughts no longer function. My words no longer rhyme. This is the first time in five days that I have managed to write a post for my blog.
I have been thinking of you all. I have tried to get online and check in and read your blogs. I have missed you all. But there is only so much a human being can do … and yes, I have hit a wall. I have driven into it at full speed. The writing and reading and talking tanks are empty and I must, and will, refill them.
Bear with me. I will be back. Best wishes to all. Do not forget me