Yeah… so… I have been pretty slack these past few months as I’m sure you can tell from the fact that I wrote one blog post at the very beginning of March and then it’s like I dropped of the face of the Earth! I know there aren’t many people who check out this site, but for those of you who drop by, I’m very sorry and I humbly beg your forgiveness. Please don’t make me get on my knees and grovel. I will try harder in the future, I swear… 😉

Okay! Apology done! Phew! 🙂

No, seriously, the main reason I haven’t been present online much lately is because of my day job. I honestly can’t wait until the day I can quit doing these necessary day jobs and write full time! Of course, that particular daydream is counting on me actually sitting my butt down and getting some books written… Anyways, back to what I was saying – my day job at the moment is causing me no small amount of stress. I have started training some of the kids at the schools in Certificate I in Hospitality. I didn’t realise how hard and stressful this was going to be. Trying to keep several kids occupied and learning for 6 hours a day is very exhausting. I really don’t know how teachers do it!

So that’s why I haven’t been posting as often as I really should be. I started out so well this year, too…

Needless to say, this training stuff also means that I haven’t been doing any writing lately. For someone who wants to write full time and be a published author and live off the money that their books make, I’m not doing a very good job of it, am I? The one good thing about not-so-fun day jobs is that they really motivate you to work harder to reach your dreams, especially on a bad day!

Well, I feel like I should give you guys something by way of apology. Here is something from my collection of Stories of 100 Words. It’s called Destiny’s Arrow, and one of my favourite 100 word stories that I’ve written.

It changed her life forever. She would never forget that moment. Or that sound. The whoosh-thunk as the arrow embedded itself in the tree trunk to her left. She shrieked and dropped her basket, forest berries rolling along the grass. She cowered down, clutching the basket as a pathetic shield. She peered at the handsome stranger who dashed into the glade. He tumbled from his horse, distressed.

She gasped. The Prince?

“Forgive me! My horse shied and my shot went wide. Are you hurt?”

For a moment, she was stunned. She felt another arrow, this one piercing her heart; Cupid’s.

Leave me a comment to let me know what you think! Thanks for dropping by and I promise that I will be more diligent in the months to come. Hope everyone had a Happy Easter and enjoyed their long weekend!