Monday, May 2, 2011
This is a later post than usual... which may actually back up the content. I've been doing a lot of thinking over the past few weeks. Mentally balancing what I'm doing, what I need to be doing, where I want to be, what I have available to invest in the process of getting there. Not just the money side, there's never enough of that after all, but the time. It's spring - big projects are underway and change keeps gusting through the air. The things I have on my plate are wobbly and slippery and mutate at a whim. I started this blog to deal with just this problem - and currently I find that keeping up with it has become one more loop in the snaggled knot of fishing line that I affectionately call my To Do List. So I think back to a good friend of mine telling me that knowing when to stop blogging is pretty important. I weigh in the opinion of my oldest and best friend who answered my last "Dear Abby" letter to her with the simple truth that right now something I love has become something to keep up with instead of something to look forward to. Toss in the fact that the song from My Fair Lady where she's "had enough of words" keeps running through my head and I think it all adds up to my needing a nice big break. No schedule. No literary goals. No spending time and money convincing people that my writing is worth their time and money. Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm addicted to the whole insane process - I'm sure I'll take a break from my break now and then to see if I'm ready to begin the battle once more. Plus, to be honest, I've got a school visit, Book Fair, and two signings scheduled between now and mid-June so its not like I'm vacationing cold turkey. There will be an extended weaning period for me to growl through. You can probably follow it on facebook if you miss the posts here. But for now, this particular outlet for the thoughts that reach my fingers is going to have to sit quietly and wait for me to recharge my mental batteries and slog through some time eating monsters in the real world. My current projection is fall - taking the summer off just has a nice ring to it.
So, until its time for me to come back, I hope that your own goals treat you well and leave you smiling.
Bye for now!
(Note on the pic: Wednesday's Words from Almost Comfortable Skin #34 Balance has very little to do with coordination.)