Yes! I was, for all intents and purposes, 6 feet under. The past month has been the definition of unremitting. Let me tell you all about it and my plans to get back on track.
The month of June started off wonderfully. I moved without a hitch and I was getting prepared to take care of my parent's house and pets while they traveled for two and a half weeks. I thought I was being so smart and industrious until they left and I had the work of three people to do. I was working full time, taking care of my mom's garden, mowing my dad's lawn, cleaning the house, and taking care of my two cats. Suffice to say that I fell a little behind in the blogging department. I didn't read a single word that wasn't a road sign for those two and a half weeks.
Now, when they came back, my workload eased up considerably. However, in that time, I somehow dug myself into a blogging and reading slump and I honestly couldn't bring myself to write or read at all for another week.
Then, when I finally got myself jump-started with a reread of an old favorite (Fire by Kristin Cashore is wonderful btw), I went on a trip to a music festival with my family and we camped while we were there and didn't have internet for a good week. So there was reading, but no writing.
But now I'm back! Most importantly, I've missed three 50/50 Friday's (Carrie, if you read this, I'm sending a thousand apologies and pies to you for disappearing) which I'll be publishing retroactively (they'll show up under the day they should have been published). I've also missed my May wrap-up which is slightly okay because I was planning on doing a first-half-of-the-year wrap up anyway which is only a week and half late right now so that'll be coming asap.
Also, to all the author to whom I promised reviews in the month of May (and Olivia who manages the review chain I'm a part of and of which I've missed a review), I'll get to them as soon as I can! I've never really had a true blogging or reading slump so it'll take me just a little bit to get back into everything.
Now, onto my mountain of an inbox and the 50/50 Friday's!