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For a while I was afraid I wasn’t writing enough lately and I felt guilty about it.  I thought – I set out to write a memoir and now I’m not writing at all!  But then I took a little pressure off by deciding to write a novel.  Unfortunately, I haven’t even had a chance to do that.  My boyfriend and I released an app last week called “Edges – A Fun Puzzle Challenge”.  It happened to be the same day that I began a new seizure medication, so it was a bit of an uncomfortable weekend.  Now, the medicine seems to have settled down and I realized – I'm writing a lot!  It’s just not the writing I expected.  I’m not writing my memoir or a novel – I’m writing emails to app reviewers and Facebook promotions and tweets. 

I dismissed that kind of writing at first because it was such a short amount of writing at a time, and it wasn’t “real” writing.  But it occurred to me that it takes a serious amount of thought to get it right.  It’s hard to say exactly what you need to say in 140 characters or less.  It’s hard to capture a reviewer’s attention in the first couple sentence of an email.  I’ve been spending so much time focusing on advertising, emailing, Tweeting and Facebooking and getting the words just right.  Unfortunately, the novel has fallen to the wayside. 

On the bright side, I believe I may have a subject (or at least the beginning of a subject) for my novel.  When things calm down a little, I’m actually going to make the outline.  After all, this is still my journey to publishing my first book, even if I have had a bit of a delay.  That’s life, right?  

Caitlin