That's right, I've got a new schedule now. Starting NEXT WEEK, I will only be blogging three times per week, on Monday / Wednesday / Friday.
"Of course," you mutter to yourselves. "Only days after she does a contest and a big push to get followers, she announces that she's going to be blogging less. Typical."
But! I really think this will be for the best. First of all, this means I can visit your blogs more! Because let's face it, I only have so much time in the day, and when I joined (read: got addicted to) Twitter I ended up spending too much time over there and not enough time leisurely browsing the blog updates in my Google reader like I used to do, and I definitely missed out on some great blog posts and discussions in the comments, and I want to get that back.
Also, I hope that this means that my own blog posts will be able to be a little bit more well-thought-out from now on, and therefore will be more entertaining and useful to you. (No promises, though.)
Finally... well, something had to give. I've got my latest Grub Street class that actually requires a lot of writing (and the reading / analyzing of 11 other people's work) every week, and I'm trying to spend more time focused on my family (Serious Girl in particular), and oh yeah, there's the WRITING OF FICTION that I'm supposed to be doing...
I'd already given up entering any blog contests or challenges that required any actual thought or planning, but it's not enough. I need more time to write, without writing cutting into the rest of my life.
"Life isn't a support system for art. It's the other way around."-Stephen King
So I hope you don't mind the change, I hope that we end up having better chats in the comments of all our blogs, and I hope that my new emphasis on writing means that I'll get some more short pieces published... because you all really want to read my fiction, not just my blather, right? Right?!?
QUESTION FOR YOU: WHAT TOPICS WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO COVER IN THE NEAR FUTURE? I like it when I get lots of comments. What topics inspire you to debate and respond? Tell me, and I'll try to make it happen.