I'm Ba-ack!

What the Hell Happened?
Have you forgotten me, gang? I wouldn't be surprised if you had. It's been more than a year since my last confession, er, blog, and that's a long cotton-pickin' time.

I've missed you--no kidding--but I needed the time away to do some deep healing. Following a long period of illness last year, my dad passed away. The stress of his death combined with a really sucky year took me down...way down (I think I saw Pennywise down there with me...and yes, I was floating...facedown mostly). I'll spare you the gory details of my emotional demise, but suffice to say, it wasn't pretty. It was the yearlong version of the Oprah ugly cry...super-sobber...tearville...brain-dead valley. You get the picture.

As these things tend to be, my recovery was an uphill journey. I can honestly say, I learned a lot along the way, and now I think I'm ready to enjoy the ride again (hopefully, downhill and by the seat of my comfy pants, squealing all the way!). I may hit a few bumps along the way, but I'll keep rollin'.

So Glad to See You!
I really am thrilled to be back in the blogging/writing saddle again, and I'm so glad to see YOU! I hope you'll stick with me. I'll do my best to entertain you and make your time with me not-sucky. Heck, I even have some work being published this year. Yee-Haw!

Well, gang, I know it's not much of a start, but I'm ba-ack. :-)

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

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Invisigoth said…
Fran - so sorry this last year was a suckfest but I'm glad you're back and I did miss you! *Hugs* Nanci
Fran Friel said…
Suckfest--that should have been my title! I must confer with you in the future. :-) Thanks so much for the hugs and the kind words. They mean a lot. AND things are MUCH better now. Yay!
John Mantooth said…
Great to have you back, Fran. Things have not been the same without you!
Fran Friel said…
John - It's such a pleasure to see you. You're one of those writing stars that keeps the wordfires burning for us all.

Hugs to you and yours. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
Lilac Grove said…
Hi Fran - Funny timing; I was just checking out your page on Myspace and not finding much news there...I searched elsewhere. Glad to find your update here! But, sorry to hear of the nature of your absence.
Dragon hugs,
Anton Cancre said…
there's nothing worthwhile for me to say about the things you've been dealing with, but, as a fan, I am incredibly happy to see you back. Few people can break my heart and make me smile like you.
Fran Friel said…
LG - Okay, it's taken me how many months to reply? Gah! Sorry about that, but thank you SO much for the kind thoughts and for keeping in touch. You're a doll...pardon the pun.

Much Love,
Fran Friel said…
Anton - I don't know if I've ever received as lovely a compliment. Thank you so very much for your kindness and encouragement. Great to see you here!

I'm giving the blog yet another go. I do miss it.

Hope all is well with you.