Right about now (that being 9:38 in the morning) on the day a post is due, I usually find myself scrambling to type as furiously as I can in an effort to deliver it on time. In today’s case it would have been a Weekly Bitch. On Fridays it’s either a Snippet or a Slackers. Mondays I try to do lengthier entries that I’ve taken a significant amount of time to construct.
Recently though, I’m finding more and more, that I’m not happy with what I’m putting out. Being a writer is a tricky business. It’s not like some other jobs I’ve worked where I can show up on autopilot and expect the same results as when I pay attention. Naturally this doesn’t say much for my other jobs, but the last one I had, a monkey could do if given a three hour training course.
Writing, or blogging in particular, is different. I’m not complaining. Blogging for me has been rewarding in ways I’d never anticipated, however it can be exhausting as well. If you’re not in the right frame of mind, the constant pressure to publish something that is timely, well written and interesting, can quickly drain you of all motivation to do so. The days when you have three posts completed ahead of time and ready to go for the next week, you feel like a champ but so often I’m scrambling to get them out last minute and as far as I’m concerned, it shows.
So I’ve decided to take anywhere from two weeks to a month to get back on track. Often, when you’re writing so much, you find yourself without the time to get outside and do anything and it’s doing things which gives you the material to write about. So I’m not going to stop writing but I am going to stop publishing for now so that when I come back I’ll have a stockpile of posts ready to go that I can be proud of.
Also, and I know I’ve hinted at this before, but I’m in the midst of a major undertaking right now. I’d like to devote most of my attention to this new project, which I’ll be writing all about when I come back, but don’t want to address just yet as I’m slightly fearful of jinxing it.
I’m looking forward to reconnecting with all of the people who have been so fantastic as to drop by this site and even more, those who leave their thoughts in the comments section. I really appreciate anyone who has taken any time to indulge in the Daze.