September 28, 2011
Going blog-quiet...for a while
Unfortunately, my writing's been suffering. Writing? What writing? And this has become the online journal of an unproductive procrastinator, which is not what I want to be.
Hence the decision to go dark for a while. I'm nixing the social media, or most of it. And that means I won't be coming around and commenting on blogs for a while either. Commenting is something that, at the best of times, I spend hours on - but nonetheless seem to fall woefully short of my own expectations with. I'm not good at getting in and out quickly. I actually enjoy engaging with a blog post and with its writer. But boy does it suck up alot of time...
So yeah. I love you all dearly, but we have to spend some time apart. It's not you, it's me. ;-)
It's taken me a while to realise that I started this blog during a writing lull - shortly after I'd begun the whole query/submission process with a finished manuscript. I wasn't actively working on anything at the time. More recently though, in addition to the demands of a new baby, I've been trying to work on a new writing project, and I'm finding I can't do that and maintain the blogging/commenting.
Not sure when I'll be back. Maybe if/when I actually have professional news to impart?
Maybe when I've finished another book, and proven to myself that the first wasn't a flash in the pan.
Maybe when I'm feeling a little less burnt out.
In the meantime, I'm always happy to engage in discussion via email, and will always love to hear your news - good, bad, or indifferent - via that method, if you are motivated to impart it. You can contact me at adinawest *at* gmail *dot* com
By the way, this post does not call for a response. In fact, please use the minute it would have taken you to do so, to instead put on the kettle and make yourself a drink. Or to stretch your arms above your head and give your eyes a break from the screen. With my compliments.