Okay. So, you know that feeling where you put something off so long that the longer you put it off the scarier it is. It’s like every moment spent not doing the thing that you are dreading becomes more and more guilt-ridden until it’s almost crippling.
That’s how I’ve felt about this post. Then, over the weekend one of my ACTELA people told me how much he enjoyed reading my blog (thanks Jeff!) so you can all thank him for this post. That comment gave me the power to get over the guilt hurdle that I was facing.
I think right now it is extra hard because I spent so much time over the last school year finding a routine for blogging. I was pretty consistently posting every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, but my fiction writing life was put on the backburner. I was writing on my then WIP, but the writing was slow going because I felt so divided. This summer has been a summer of writing fiction. I told you all I was doing it, and I was and I still am.
I’ve finished. I’ve written the last line for that novel (because it has no title, we’ll call it the Georgia Novel), at least the last line as it is now, and I’ve moved on to revisions. As I’ve been making that scary transition (this is really the first time that I’ve moved into the revision stages), I’ve been trying to figure out what to do here in blogland. I know that as much as I want to spend all of my time writing, it’s just not feasible. I have too much on my plate to do that. So, I’ve come to some conclusions.
I will blog twice a week. That’s a promise that I can make. One post will have something to do with education. One will be whatever I want it to be. I might share writing from my WIP, might be on juggling my world, might be on home projects. Who knows? I have lots of options.
So, for now, as the new school year looms large in front of my eyes, I’m going to get as much revision done as I can, and keep moving forward. That’s all I can do. So, don’t give up on me, readers. Soon, very soon, there will be excerpts from the Georgia Novel posted here, and I don’t want you to miss them!