Just a short post to let you know I am taking a blog break over the summer. I will still be writing, but just not for my blog. Which is sort of why I’m taking a break.
My day job gets intense in the spring and summer, and I only have so much band width. One of my goals is to learn to write first and edit later, but I can’t seem to break the “edit as I write” habit with my blog. I fall into a perfectionist cycle and end up with writers block and a severe aversion to my writing room. And writing is as important to my sanity as walking in the woods with my dogs, riding my bike, and eating cake. Sue not writing = Ungood.
To shorten what is certain to quickly become an 800 word very boring dissertation about my life – I need to retrain my brain. And the only way I can think of to do that is to write with abandon – without worrying about making it sound pretty right out of the gate. And I haven’t been able to do that with my blog. I have tried – with varying degrees of success – but I keep going back to my old habits.
I’m going to keep a journal over the summer, and I’m going to practice writing fiction and dabble in some ancestry stuff – I’m thinking a Belgian time traveling German elfin princess astronaut who uses warp speed to sling shot the sun and bring back dinosaurs while fighting off Romulans and Darth Vader, while teaming with StarLord while riding trained raptors. You know, the usual.
Most of you who read my blog are friends with me on Facebook, so you know where to find me if you feel desperate for a stupid story to laugh about.
See you in the fall,
PS. This may be a smokescreen excuse because I really just want to ride my new bike more.
PPS. You’ll find out for sure this fall.
PPSS. Unless it’s a warm fall, then you might have to wait until late fall.
PPSSS. Feel free to eat large amounts of cake to comfort yourself in my absence.