Friday, April 8, 2011

I'm not dead yet.

Now that I've got Monty Python quotes swimming in your head thanks to the title of this post, I just wanted to pop in and assure everyone (who might still occasionally pop in on me) that I am, in fact, very much alive.

Since my last post on February 4, my family and I have had quite a bit of RealLife™thrown in our laps. There's been a surgery due to a cancer scare--thankfully it was benign and all is (now) well. There was a grandmother who got swindled out of vast sums of money by a less-than-caring relative. A bit of travel, to help mop up said mess. Various runny noses, strep throats, and allergy ailments amongst our young'uns. And, while it certainly counts as a good problem to have, my day job (reminder: real estate marketing) has become considerably busier thanks to Nashville's rapidly improving economy.

So, like I said, it's been a flood of activity lately. Nothing we can't handle, but certainly time-consuming. There does not appear to be much let-up in the foreseeable future, so it's likely my blog posts will remain sporadic for the next few months. 

My time to write and work on my stories has certainly been diminished to almost nothing--although I'm hopeful that with the wife on summer break from Nursing School as of May, all of that might change and some semblance of sanity and balance restored.

Until then, thanks to everyone who has checked in, dropped me a line, shown up at our door with dinner, sent a card, or thought-about/prayed-for our family in the last 8 weeks. Your kindness is appreciated, especially given the fact that I know everyone deals with their own drama on a regular basis.

Keep writing. Keep living. Keep the faith. I'll catch up soon!

6 comments:

  1. Martin! Thank God you got through all of that. Good to hear from you though. And you know I'm still here!

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  3. Martin, just wanted to check in and see how you were doing...

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  4. Hey, thanks for the comments and the follow-up! Things are actually going much better. RealLife™ has settled down some, and I'm planning to resume writing immediately. You have great timing, Alex!

    How are things going with you and the book?

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  6. Thanks, Deirdra -- I'm honored! =)

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