Blog, What Happened?

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Hi!

So, a couple of things.

You may have noticed that my blogging has dropped off dramatically. In fact, if you were very vigilant (which you have no reason to be), you may have noticed that my schedule went from “MWF” to “TT” to “quietly removing all traces of a schedule” and the sound of crickets.

Simply put, my life blew up there for awhile. I won’t get into the details, because they’re kind of drab. But for the past few weeks, I’ve been overcome with the desire to get my book finished and out there. People want to read it. I want them to read it. Most of all, I want to finish it so I can move on to new things. I love this book, but it’s outstayed its welcome at this point. And yet I can’t afford to be impatient with it. There’s probably a whole blog post I could write about just that. But anyway.

I’ve also got a couple of paid writing gigs, which take a pretty sizeable chunk of time. Between that, the book, and the rest of my life, something had to give. And for the last few weeks, it’s been this blog. I realized I could either blogormake the progress I want on my book, but not both.

Also, I realized that for the moment, I have nothing else to say on the craft of writing. I’m sure something will come to me eventually. But I really want to spend less time talking about writing, and more time actually doing it.

However, this is not a hiatus. This is not “going dark.” This is not the abandonment of Surly Muse, at least not yet. It is, however, the end of regular content for the time being. Much as I wish my writing energy were bottomless, it just isn’t right now, and the blog is kind of the weak link in the chain right now.

It pains me to neglect this space — I love reading your comments, engaging with you, and chatting on Twitter and G+ and Facebook. The time’s just not there.

The good news, there is a light at the end of this tunnel, and its name is Orison. Which is the book I’m writing. More on that later. I’ll still be posting updates, they’ll just be sporadic for awhile. And then, one fine day, we’ll be back in force.

Until then, I miss you all. Cheers and good luck with your writing.

  • Best of luck with Orison! We’ll see you on the other side. 🙂

  • Joni

    This is why I like subscribing to rss feeds. You can take breaks without me risking that I’ll “forget” to check your blog.

    We’ll be here when you get back.

  • windspider

    Damn, I’d just subscribed! However as a born procrastinator when it comes to getting down to the writing, I take your point. Something has to go. Thanks for the example and power on…

  • We miss you too! Good luck with ‘real life’ things and know that we will always be hear to lend an ear or shoulder or what-not. Can’t wait to see Orison on the bookshelves 😉