Moving On and Moving Out

Other than a couple of industry-related posts, I’ve mostly vanished from the blogosphere. Carrierubin.com is now more a website than a blog—different landing page, comments turned off, etc. But in case you’re wondering what I’ve been up to (like you might wonder what lint’s been up to), here it is in a bulleted nutshell. Because, you know, we INTJs like our bulleted nutshells.

An introvert’s summer

  • The Rubin clan is downsizing—switching from house to condo and purging themselves of a lifetime of accumulations. But while it’s exciting, it’s also bittersweet. After all, our house is where we raised our munchkins.

 

When maternal hugs were abundant and eye rolls weren’t even a seedling

When maternal hugs were abundant and eye rolls were barely a seedling.

While it might make sense to wait until youngest son is in college, here are the reasons we’re not:

—The market is great right now, and our house might not have sold so easily a few years down the road.

—We don’t want to go through this mind-numbing stress when we’re 70.

—A smaller place means no room for adult children to move back to. (Okay, I’m kidding. Well, sort of. Not really.)

  • I’m querying agents for my third thriller and wrinkling in real time as I wait.
  • In between house-selling and packing, I’ve only managed a bulleted outline of my fourth novel (hehe, more bullets). But now I’ll start expanding the 48 scenes, and slowly but surely a first draft will take form.
  • I’m chuckling and grinning as my second book settles into Amazon obscurity. (Okay, I’m kidding. Barely a snicker. It sucks.)
  • While my sons have moved well past the poo- and male-anatomy-jokes stage, they continue to pummel me with philosophical zingers. For example:

High school son, catching me watching a cat video on Twitter: “Oh dear God, what are you doing with your life?”

College son, interrupting my packing: “Who would you rather fight? One LeBron James-sized duck or 23 duck-sized LeBron James-es?”

And you want to know the worst part? I actually pondered both questions.

Hope everyone is well out there. I enjoy popping by your sites when I can. Have a wonderful September!

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Carrie Rubin is a medical thriller author. Her novels include Eating Bull and The Seneca Scourge. For full bio, click here.

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