I know that I haven’t been around here in some time. Unfortunately, we lost our dear beloved dog Malachy this last month, and things have been rough for me to get into any sort of writing or creative endeavors. His health had been failing for some time, so taking care of a senior pet up until we had to make that tough decision really takes a toll on you.
We adopted Malachy in 2007. He was three years old, so he was a part of our family for 13 years. It almost seems unreal that he’s not with us anymore, that he’s not at my ankles following me around, or that I can’t put my hand down and feel his cold nose sniff me as he rubs his scruffy head against me.
It’s rough. He was family and now adjusting to his absence is very painful.
So writing has been on a pause. I finally finished up a short story for an anthology and sent to my beta reader. Hopefully that’ll be polished for publication soon.
NaNoWriMo is coming up and I’m going to attempt to do it in order to make progress on my Avenging Sisters series.
If you have pets at home, give them a big hug for me. Treasure every second with them. They don’t have as long as we do, and their love is irreplaceable.
Malachy looks like such a sweetheart. So sorry about his passing. It’s more than understandable that writing would be on hold for you, after such a loss. It’s always difficult to be productive while grieving. *hugs*