Saturday, February 22, 2014

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY READERS

This is a blog post I wrote two months ago, but am just now thinking it's time to put out there.

12/25/13
Truthfully these last few months have been...must be honest here, must be honest here...SHIT. What sucks the most is not being able to confide in all of you as to what happened. It would violate the privacy of someone and I just can't do that. All I can say is that my family, the one I prided myself on so much for this blog, was torn apart by outside forces. Needless to say, if someone asks me if I want to go on a free vacation - even if it is to Alaska - I will say OH HELL NO!!! in the future. And if my child's 'friend's' mother contacts me over FB and threatens me I won't just sit idly by and let it happen. I will put my foot down and limit contact.

So, it is kind of hard to write about the 'perfect' little family that I used to write about when it no longer exists. And truthfully, I'm not sure what to write about. The kids who remain in my home are still pretty much the same. Mr. Insane is still insane; Miss Crazy is still crazy although she's calming somewhat; and the Sophomore is still...well, the Sophomore. And Little Butt, well she has changed a bit. She just turned three!!!! It's like things are at a standstill and I don't know where to go from here.

My career is having its ups and downs which is really just a pain in my butt. lol. But I can only write so much about my struggles and triumphs there before you all think I'm trying to sell you something. (It would be great if you bought my new 2nd edition books, but I won't push it. ;) ) And that's a whole other story about being taken in by a formatter/uploader that I will save for another time.

So, this is why I have been gone for so long. I sit down to write a blog and I just come up blank. I think it is the worst kind of writer's block and I'm not sure how to deal with it...how to end it. Maybe this open letter to all of you will do that.

We have decided, definitively, that we are moving. I will announce where soon enough, if you don't already know. But for now it remains a secret. And on top of it all, we aren't sure when. Everything has to come together perfectly, at just the right time, before we can go. But we will go, and hopefully soon!!!

So, if you can all bear with me, I will return. I hope to have at least one new blog a week. It might not be super exciting, or new, but I promise to entertain you.  Thanks for sticking with me this whole time!!!

NOTE: This blog, and any derivatives of it, are totally random, crazy, spur of the moment thoughts. I do not have a proofreader or an editor because then it would seem too stiff...less real. I sit down, I write, and then I publish. Period end of story.  I refuse to write any other way (for Broken Housewife) because I want you all to feel like you know me, like we are having a conversation over coffee. Or better yet, like you are reading my personal journal. I don't know how many people have their journals professionally edited. I don't want you to feel like you are reading fiction or something, you know? And I am definitely not an editor/english teacher by any stretch of the imagination. That is why I hire someone to do it for my fictional works.

Think of this as a one sided dialogue we are having. Dialogue is far from 'the perfect written word', and that is the way I like having a blog be. I hope you'll stick around to have more coffee and conversation with the Broken Housewife.

Until Next Time...Love to all of you. I'll see you soon!!!
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