Okay so it looks like I fell off the planet. Promise - I'm still here. The last two years have been ... hard. There's no other word for it. Everything is fine. I'm fine, but I've been the caregiver of my Mother-in-law and now I'm taking care of my mom. Between her needs, work, etc I seem to have lost control of my time. I am still writing and have made a few hard decisions.

I pulled my books from Mundania and have decided to to try to sell them through other publishers. I'm happy to say the 1st three books I sold to HSWF (now owned by Mundania) have been picked up by Melange Books and will be released through their Satin Books imprint. The rest I'm still working on.

I'll probably still be sporadic. Unless I win the lottery and can hire someone to help me I can't avoid it, but know I'm still here still working hard in the background and am hoping to do better at keeping my blog alive.


Tink...tink...tink...anyone out there? Hi! I'm Barbara Donlon Bradley - Author - editor and slightly crazy - ask anyone in my family. I hope to use this blog to talk about writing, editing and whatever pops in my head. Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Writing Down the Bones: Why I haven't posted @barbbradley

I am sorry, really, but it's been a little crazy here. My biggest excuse isn't my best. No the dog didn't eat it and I didn't spill coffee on it. Great googly moogly I'd probably have to shoot myself if I spilled coffee on my laptop since that's what I use to write these things on. Nope, my reason is because I've been cleaning...

I know, 'but you're a writer' you're supposed to ignore the cleaning until the writing is done. Normally that is my mantra, but since my mother-in-law passed in February it's been paying her bills and dealing with the probate office. Getting all the paperwork together so I can have her and my father-in-law's ashes buried at sea by the Navy. I'm not going to talk about the IRS or social security...grrr. It gets my panties in a wad just thinking about it.

Now my in-laws wanted me and my hubby to inherit their house when they passed. I think they knew we'd have a lot to deal with when they got older. So when my Father-in-law passed we moved in with June, but I had to put a lot of our stuff into storage.

The last few weeks I've been going through boxes and bins, trying to figure out where it's all going to go now. It's a lot of work but I can't seem to stop at this point. Most of it is out and all over the house, depending on which room of the house it's going to go in.

We're also taking over the master bedroom, which right now is a big storage room. So each day, when I can, I'm moving things. There are some items I'm moving a lot because I have no idea what I want to do with them. Those are probably the things I'll get rid of, but just not ready yet.

I will get back to the hand outs, promise. I just need a little more time.



  1. Big job. Sometimes you have to tame the chaos before you can write. Otherwise it makes you crazy.

  2. So sorry for your loss and all the stress, Barbara. Death is hard enough to face without the reality of the aftermath to deal with. Take care {{hugs}}

  3. thanks Ladies - Cara I think you might have hit the nail on the head with your comment - Jacquie - thanks for the kind words - we're dealing with the loss pretty well but I do wonder how I will handle everything when I get it all done. I think that is part of what is happening right now - I have busy work that helps keep me occupied.