For those of you who wondered why I took February off, it's because of illness that required my full attention. I apologize for not posting earlier, but a stay in the hospital prevented it.
I was able to get a lot of thinking done while laying in bed. I was reminded of my mortality and what time I had left. Funny how we get down to basics when the chips are down. Anyway, I decided that I wanted to spend time making sure my family had another book or two from me as long as I'm able to write.
One of the things that became evident to me while I was recuperating was that the attitude a person adopts will either make or break the spirit. And that will change the ability to be able to create. When we become victims instead of survivors, our flow of creativity changes. In my case, it was blocked. I found myself staring, like a deer in the headlights, petrified to move. But I have grabbed onto life and have decided to fight back. I decided to journal my fears and indecision so I can continue to work on my stories without constraints. The hardest part, of course, is the actual writing itself. But that will come.
Thanks for letting me share my thoughts with you. I hope they help someone.