It’s All About Me
June 13, 2011 § 17 Comments
I usually blog about reading, writing and books in general. That is my Blog Theme. I don’t like to deviate from that too much, but this week it’s inevitable. I am going to write a post that will be entirely about…
But don’t panic. I am not going to talk about my childhood.
My blog’s gone a bit quiet. I don’t know if anyone’s noticed, particularly, but the reason is I’ve been finding it hard to work up a post. This is not because of a lack of things to talk about – I have several interesting topics lined up – but because I currently lack sufficient mental focus to turn those topics into coherent discussions.
The big news is, I am moving overseas in about four weeks.
Let me say that again, just for my own personal entertainment.
FOUR WEEKS. ARRRGH.
Why would a thoroughly English-hearted girl leave her country-of-birth and immerse herself in a foreign culture, one might ask? This is because Miss C. English is also a geek-hearted girl with some mildly unusual internet-gaming hobbies. About seven years ago, this led to a roaringly inconvenient long-distance relationship.
Yeah.. seven years. It was never any sort of plan to get myself mixed up in something so crazy (speaking for my partner I’m sure he’d say the same), but life happens. It was one of those things where you think, give it a try. It might work out. I guess it did because we’ve survived seven years of having to cross an actual sea in order to see one another, and now it’s finally time to move in together.
It’s taken that long because we were all of nineteen when we met, and in the intervening years one of us has been studying interminably to become a doctor (that would be him) and the other has been mucking about in England doing all sorts of stuff I can’t be bothered to detail right now.
Anyway, as of the first week in July I will be resident in Holland, to all appearances permanently. Scary/terrifying/exciting/very cool all at the same time.
This alone is requiring quite a lot of effort to arrange, but you know what they say about life – it never rains but it pours? Usually that’s used to mean everything-bad-happens-at-once, but sometimes everything good happens at once as well. I didn’t plan to be editing my first finished novel at the same time, but somehow that’s been the case. I don’t want to let that drop while I organise my move, or I might find it really hard to get back into it (and besides, I want it finished so I can start writing book 2!). Also I run an online business part-time, which has picked up a bit all of a sudden, and I am also contributing writerly stuff to an upcoming fantasy online novel.
Yep, everything happens at once. I even found it hard to focus on reading last week which is virtually catastrophic in my case. Anyway, it might be nice to be able to deal with all of that AND run a regular blog AND have time to eat, sleep and occasionally get exercise. But I am a lowly human after all and something has to give.
I do pledge that blogville shall not be entirely neglected over the next month. It’s just taking me much longer than usual to write up each blog post and I don’t have as much time to dedicate to it. Sooo, I hope you’ll all forgive this geek for being a little sidetracked for a while! When I have my new writing nook set up in Holland I shall take some glossy pictures – you know the ones that make things look infinitely more luxurious, tidy and loaded with culture than they really are? There’ll be some of those.
Meanwhile, thanks for bearing with my relatively brief exploration of the topic of Noble Self. Next post, we’ll talk about book covers or author photos or genres or something. Promise.
PS It’s hard for me to get through an entire blog post without being facetious. In honour of my chosen title, have a funny song. It’s from Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, the ‘Commentary: the Musical’ extra that you get on the DVD. Remember the part where I said I was a geek? 🙂