A Blog Here Every Day for 2,190 Straight Days…
Didn’t miss a one. Not one day, even with computer issues, web site issues, hospital stays, traveling, major move across country, death of friends.
Not one day went by that I didn’t blab about something here, from important writing stuff to my cats and everything between.
So here I sit, in my office in Lincoln City, doing this blog tonight. Not only does this mark six full years, but this is my last blog from this office. (No worry, I will keep the streak going until it breaks.)
But tomorrow my desks and computers will be moved and this house will be empty. Kris and I lived here on the top of this hill looking over the ocean for 23 years.
In four months, I have cleaned out over 5,000 square feet of books, collectables, furniture, shelving, and a ton of bears and stuffed animals and cat toys. Seven large trucks and more trips in my car to charities to give stuff away than I can count. (Kris and I had more coats that I could ever imagine. I have given 32 away so far and I am sure Kris gave a bunch away before she left.)
I wrote 30 short stories in the last four months as well, and all these blogs. And put together an issue of Pulphouse as well. And helped Kris build us a new home in Las Vegas. And set up all the workshops in Las Vegas and the new Study Along workshops.
I am so ready to get back to writing fiction. (grin) And getting actually into our new home in Vegas and not living out of my suitcase. And getting back to eating better and exercising beyond moving exercise.
So six years ago I was trying to ramp up from a major life roll of tearing apart my friend’s three bedroom house and two bedroom apartment after his death. Now I am ramping up again, getting Smith’s Monthly back on track, doing a bunch of challenges here in public.
Just as six years ago, it will take me the month of August to really ramp back up, but stay tuned and watch, so you can see what it is like to recover and get back to writing.
2,190 straight days of blogging without missing a day. Six years ago I would have laughed if you told me I would do this. And many nights I wanted to toss it in, but Kris said, “Did you do your blog?”
Streaks are impossible to maintain without fantastic support. Thanks, Kris.
Damn, a streak this long just has a lot of weight.
So I am happy and surprised about the streak, and really sad about leaving this wonderful office looking out over the ocean. But I have a nifty new office waiting for me in downtown Vegas.
Life changes and things move forward.
So onward into the next six years. Got a hunch they are going to be great fun.
Hope you all stick with me for the ride.