It seems like I always start off these blog posts with an excuse for why I haven't posted. Well, I don't really have an excuse this time except that I've been in a bit of a slump. It's hard to get into the writing mood when you're dealing with allergies as well as car repairs. However, professional writers deal with 'obstacles' like this all the time and still get their manuscripts completed, so I know I sound like a baby. I want to become a professional writer, i.e. make a living from writing, so I know I need to do a lot better.