Unlucky Thirteen

Posted: November 24, 2013 in Love in the ZA

First, an apology: There is no chapter 13 this week.

Personal issues and pre-holiday academic burnout have combined to kick my ass. You want a 5-page paper on schizophrenia? I’m your gal. Research proposal for a paper on the publishing industry? Got that too. Jazz beat poem about somatic delusions? NAILED IT. But chapter 13? No.

I tried. I really did. I have about 600 words, all of which are total crap and will probably be deleted once I’ve spent the next week recovering. I’m not going to say that everything that’s gone up so far was 100% perfect, but I liked it, and I wasn’t afraid to share it. What I have right now is not worth sharing.

When I started this little experiment I suspected this might happen at some point. I’m still surprised by how angry and disappointed I am that it has. It turns out Having It All – writing full-time, attending school full-time and parenting – is a tough gig, and it’s knocked me (temporarily) down. So I offer my sincerest apologies and assure you that, if you’re bummed? So am I.

I have off this week, for Thanksgiving break, so I’ll be back on Friday with some more chatter, and I’ll have something for you to enjoy next Sunday. Promise.

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all.

  1. mxcoot says:

    It’s ok we all get a little overwhelmed. Looking forward yo next week. Love you sweetie.

  2. Destinys_Darling says:

    Hey Liz,

    No worries at all. Enjoy your break – I’m sure when you do post it will totally be worth the wait.

    Hey – did you see JT on the AMAs?

    Take care,


    • Thanks, Dae!

      I did NOT see him; I didn’t even know he was going to be there until after. Hopefully Youtube will help me out later. And I’ll refrain from squealing in front of my husband, as happened when we ‘tubed the brief N*SYNC performance a few months ago. That was embarrassing.

      DON’T JUDGE.

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