February 2015. It was one of those months when life forced me to just take a break.
It started off pretty well. I left my job and applied to be a substitute teacher. This would give me more time to write as well as the chance to help out at Small Child's school. The group that hires substitutes told me it would take a maximum of two weeks to get everything done. Great! I settled down for a week of writing, and I finished a draft I had been working on for a year!
I was proud of myself. I was Accomplishing Things!
Then, on February 6th, I went to the Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona. I had a wonderful time at the first panels that morning. I had a great lunch with some author friends.
I went for a walk on the beach. And then this happened.