I just tweeted today the just because I am not writing anything on my blog, well meaning sheeple have happily assumed I’m busy writing a new book.
I don’t want to disappoint you kind folks, but – I am gonna. Sorry.
As much as I wished it were true, I am not writing my next book. I am not updating my blog simply because I am lazy beyond compare and it is too hot to sit and type. And think. And also, I got a brand new Kindle that’s keeping me unbelievably busy. Yes yes, the actual-real-book-person is now almost an ebook-convert and the fact that I can now read through the night without having to move my butt to the other room for light etc, is almost magic. Thank God for technology, right? Also there is Gauri who is super active and commands all my attention. Plus I’ve recently started to hate typing. And life in general is pretty exhausting anyway, with the job and active army wife life. I like to give too much importance to myself and call myself the Busy Blogger but who am I kidding, that’s total BS. I’m doing the disappearing act, again.
So. yeah. This time it there is no real reason for me to be missing in action. I am not blogging, and hence committing the biggest blogging mistake of not being regular, primarily because I get bored and my attention is poor and my OCD is currently focusing on finishing books I start reading on the Kindle.
In times when bloggers are posting a minimum of 4 posts a week (I swear I hate them), I am going against the tips given by myself to unsuspecting readers on How To Be A Successful Blogger. Sigh.
But hey! Relax, don’t feel sorry for me yet. The fact that there has been a Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of the When I’m Not Around post is proof enough that I do the whole Busy Blogger disappearing act regularly. No biggie. But I also always come back. Like now. There’s no keeping me away from my Monologue now, is there? You’re welcome.
Okay okay. Silly stalling aside, I have been travelling non stop and spending much needed time with friends and family, after a long, long time. Also, I am trying to take a short break from sponsored posts because I am tired of deadlines. I will still do a few sponsored posts after this because – commitments and already made monetary compensations. But then I will take the whole of May as a break from tailored posts with fixed timelines.
Speaking of May – this just happened:
Yes! Woodland is taking me to Israel and I am ecstatic.
Actually, I am delirious with joy. Literally laughing-like-crazy happy. I have never been this lucky! Yes, I’ve won a few blog contests – but that involved me giving those blog posts all my energy and effort. All my life, I have had to work really hard for almost everything – like everyone else, I’m sure. I’ve never had dumb luck. I have never got anything without some solid hard work! So no one is more surprised than me, trust me. And oh so happy. Wish me luck, okay?
There are more things in May but l will write about those later, when the time is right. (Look at me, building suspense ha-ha)
So May is looking good for this busy blogger aka caught in life writer. But when is life that simple? I have to think of, and arrange, several things to make May work according to plans. Leaving Gauri and the husband behind is going to be toughest, because let’s face it, travelling alone is not my thing. Solo travel to me, is pretty boring. Call me the un-trendy (if that’s even a word) travel writer, but I like to travel with people I love, plain and simple.
But with a hope that my Disney World trip will also happen soon with the entire family, I am looking forward to these opportunities and believe me when I say that I am extremely grateful for all of this. To travel the world is one of my biggest dreams and every small step toward that dream, is a blessing. Thank you Universe. Maybe I manifested this May! I am always checking for holiday packages and new destinations after all.
And and and – I’ve kept the best for the last, heehee – the kind folks who thought I was busy writing a new book and who now know that I am not – don’t give up on me yet. I have a good news to share!
My second book will be out next month-ish!
So, while I am not currently writing a new book, but I did write one, and it took me lots of time because – full time job and baby and life in general, ya know – but finally it is about to be released. Eeee! The cover is so adorable that I can’t stop randomly staring at it during the day. Give me a week or so and I’ll share it with you. You’ll love it, I can almost bet on it!
So. That’s what going on with me, the busy blogger, when I’m not around here. Send me love and luck, please!
Love you all, for reading this blog, for reading my book and loving it, for being kind and generous, and for having so much faith in me. Keep the lovin’ comin’, ‘kay? Okay.
Stay tuned! Hugs!