Thursday, July 11, 2013

Break Time

Not for the first time, it's time to take a break.

I've been blogging regularly for a while. At first three days a week (sometimes more often) and then more recently only two days a week (though sometimes more often).

Having a blog is a lot of fun and I don't regret any of the time I've spent doing it, especially when I've had a lot to say. I don't want to give you the impression that I've run out of things to say - quite the contrary - but I'm running into saying things that don't need to be said on the blog or even on the Internet. These are things that are best discussed in person over a meal or drinks with people whose willingness to argue doesn't diminish friendship. So I've been editing myself a lot lately and deleting posts that seemed incongruous to the tone of the blog before you ever saw them.

Also, being honest, I've been using my self-imposed 'obligation to blog' to avoid writing other things. That's not cool. It's time I stopped that. I'm way out of balance in my writing time and beyond just the feelings of guilt at not writing I'm more than a little frustrated.

I need to get back to writing actual stories. Arguing my thoughts on any number of hot-button issues isn't in me right now. I'll be back with stories about writing stories after I've written more stories.

But I'm still on Twitter (more often) and I'll be on Facebook (less often). (And hey, that's my author page so give it a like if you would, please.) Also, I'll still be posting twice a month at The Confabulator Cafe (like our Facebook page here, if you are so inclined) - once on a topic of interest and once with a relatively short fiction piece. Sometimes 'flash' and sometimes longer. I'll let you know through the usual channels when that happens.

And I'll be back here before too long. When there's news.

Be good to each other. Stay in touch.