Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What I Did on My Summer Vacation...

Wow. It's been almost a year since I wrote my last post on this blog. Pretty sad. In my defense, it has been a crazy year. Not that that is unusual, but still.  I'd like to say that I've been swimming regularly, and writing non-stop, but well...not so much. 
Summing up the last few months...I took a class to be a notary public, passed the state test, and am in the process of becoming an official notary for the State of California. That's pretty cool (if I do say so myself). I also took a publishing/marketing class which has inspired me to get busy on a new book.  Finding time to focus on stuff like that has always been difficult, but I'm working on it...little by little. Lately I've been working as a cake baker/decorator's assistant, which is way fun, but unfortunately not very consistent. I'm also trying to get to the pool more, which is, and always will be a struggle, but one worth the effort. Once in a while, I've even taken some time to enjoy the summer. (Imagine that!)
So there you have it: the past few months in a very compact nutshell. Of course many other important events and experiences filled that time, but this here, is not my next novel, so I should probably stop before you doze off, if you haven't already.
Sometimes I think my whole life is a "one step forward, two steps back" story, but I suppose as long as I keep trying, eventually I'll get an extra step or two in, maybe even take the lead at some point. Who knows? It could happen. I go....

Caren E. Salas

See? I really did take a  few moments to enjoy the summer.