I was saving this song for good news (i.e. agent, editor, book deal) because Hysteric is one of my favorites. It awakens my mind. BUT, alas, I have thought long (the past month) about taking a break from wordpress. After three and a half years of blogging about my writing experience, I feel like I need a change.
I understand now why blogs that endure are the ones that offer the reader something other than themselves, their pov, their life. But the blogs that endure are not really my favorite ones to read. I like reading YOUrs, knowing what you’re reading, watching, listening to, thinking about, etc.
So, hopefully, I’ll still be seeing ya.
I’m not burned out, per se, but I’m finding that what little time I have is spent on blogging/commenting, social media, and things that take away from my writing…and my family. If I’m going to make this published writer thing happen, then something has to give. Right now, that’s this blog.
I’ll miss you, so please email me sometimes. Remind me that there’s a world outside of my head.
For the time being, I will be posting over at We Heart YA–it’s the next stage for me while I’m querying and writing more novels. I could not do this query thing without my critique partners. They encourage me to keep going, they tell me when the feedback I get is useful or not. I really didn’t think I would need this–after all, I’m a smart cookie and I persevere–but it’s hard to filter out the emotion and “see straight” the closer you get to your dream.
And thank you, so much, for reading these little notes and for commenting and for being an awesome community of creative people that just gets it. You get it. You know who you are. Thank you.