I’m going to slow it down and switch to an every-other-week schedule for posts to the blog. I’m not running out of material, just trying out a different rhythm to see if I like it. I seem to be piling the blog with material faster than it’s getting read. I could find a hundred interpretations for that, ninety nine of them unpleasant, but think that taking everything personally demonstrates great pomposity. Although I could swear that the world revolves around me, I realize that actually it doesn’t.
And if blogging my writing is just talking to myself out loud as opposed to sort of mumbling under my breath, I’m okay with that. I’ve decided to dedicate a little time/energy into investigating writing contests and small presses. That may be just more talking to myself but as I said, that’s ok. It’s all good. Pura vida. If a writer writes in a forest and nobody hears her, can she possibly be writing anything good?
Maybe in the spring when I crawl out of my cave, I’ll feel moved to go back to posting new material every week. If you have any thoughts/wishes, feel free to share. It’s always a pleasant suprise, when I’m talking to myself, to have someone else answer.
I always enjoy reading!
Yay! And you will still get plenty of things to read. 🙂
Not that this is probably much consolation, but I can tell you from daily experience that it’s always rough to feel like you’re talking to yourself–it’s especially rough when the 30 people sitting in front of you are so clearly not listening!
Thanks for sending us the book, by the way, I’ve been meaning to write back for some time, but life moves awfully fast these days. Hopefully soon.
Take care, and I’ll look forward to hearing more from you soon… but I’m a big supporter of breaks as well. It takes spaces between to make things distinct.
Cool. Thanks, Mark. I’m not really taking what I would call a “break” from the blog, just changing the rhythm a little to open my focus for the time being. Or maybe using my inside voice for the time being. 🙂
since I was privileged with an invite to your blog, I have been inspired to open my mind to other worlds. I was invited to learn through someone else’s heart and eyes and soul. and I was invited to know you. thank you, and as you share, I will read.
I love it! That’s great to know and there is plenty more coming. 🙂