Thursday, April 30, 2015
I just wanted to share that I'm taking a break from this lovely little space for the month of May.
I need to focus on my writing, for reals.
I just can't do it all.
I've noticed that since my son arrived last year my blog has felt a little like yet another item on the To Do list. When I've managed to show up, I've loved the writing process and the resulting connections. But the effort required to get to that point has sometimes outweighed the benefits.
I've also noticed I tend to bury myself in blog-related busy work when there is more "serious" stuff -- like rewriting a certain manuscript -- to be done.
This has forced some tricky questions to surface. Why do I continue to blog? Who reads and why? How do my offerings serve my readers? How do they serve me? What would happen if I stopped? What am I afraid of?
The truth is, I've had a question mark over the future of my blog in its current format for a while now. Ideally, I'd like to start afresh: a new site (under my real name, yikes!) to support my life as an author.
There are certainly aspects of what I have built here that I'd like to take with me. But I need to be clear about is exactly what I take and why.
However: now is not the time to seek answers to these questions.
Right now, there is a novel to be rewritten. And a finite amount of time to do it in.
Sometimes, a gal's gotta chose.
It's time to get to work.
See you on the other side! x