As the new school year dawned and my new business took off, I find that I have very little time left in my day to do anything but write curriculum, wash clothes and prepare for the next day.
My blog began as a journey into my writing, and it appears as if I am at the proverbial fork in the road.
My free time is extremely limited and as much as I love blogging, I need to focus on my current WIP. I figure I have about two months of solid editing to get me where I need to be. I also have two other manuscripts undergoing pretty serious edits. In addition, I would like to participate in NaNoWriMo for my fifth time and write the next YA that’s been stewing around in my head.
This is a tall order for such a small amount of free time.
It’s also one I can’t fulfill if I continue blogging like I want to.
And so, I’ll go on a writing retreat for the next few months. I’ll focus on polishing what I have completed and completing what I’ m dreaming about. I know I’ll lose contact with some of you and that will make me sad. However, it’s not fair to keep my blog kinda-sort-going when I know I can’t keep it up until I reach the meadow at the end of the path.
I guess in a way, my whimsical walk has led me to this point. A place where I must let some things go and concentrate on others. From now until the end of the year, my journey will be a work in progress. I will be going back to my roots and moderating a group on the new Agent Query site.
If you would like to join me over there, I’d be delighted to see your smiling faces at Juvenile Junction–the forum I moderate–or at Query Corner where I’ve been known to give feedback on queries a time or two hundred over the last year.
Otherwise, I’ll wish you well in your writing endeavors, check your blogs when I get a chance and keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Best luck in all you do and I hope to kick off the new year with renewed vigor at my blog. I’ve asked Santa for more time in the day. I figure if I stay on the good list, I just might get it.