Plans, Schmans...

Did you miss me?

(insert awkward laughter here)

Well, even if you didn't notice that I haven't blogged since May 22nd, I've missed you. 

I haven't been on social media all that much--which, in the scheme of things, is probably a good thing. I bet you're thinking, "gosh, Lexi, you must have been able to write 3842398729385 words in the time you've been largely offline, huh?" 

Welllllllllllll. Not quite. 

You see, I had these grand plans for the summer. Plans for a writing retreat with my local writing besties Ophelia London and Lindsay Emory, plans for pool parties with my non-writing besties and their babies, plans for my backyard garden, plans for cleaning up the mess that is my front porch, plans for...

You get the picture.

And then things changed. 

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Lessons From a Golden Heart

This week’s #TheYearToBe___ word is helpful. It’s a good word to be, no? Only, when I randomly picked this word on New Year’s Eve and assigned it to this week, I thought it was going to mean I was going to focus this week on helping others. Instead, I have had nothing but help this week.

Oh, universe, you really are something. (Thank you!)

Last fall I signed up to judge the first round of the Golden Heart Award entries. (In case you don’t know, the Golden Heart Award recognizes excellence in unpublished romance fiction. And it’s a very big deal.) When I signed up, I’m sure helpful wasn’t the first word to cross my mind. I’m sure it was more like nosy—ooooh, wonder what other people are working on. Or guilt—I probably should sign up to judge if I want someone to judge me some day.

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