[Image: a room covered in crumpled up papers. A chair and a desk is visible on the right side.]
I don’t get it often. Usually if it lasts for more than a few days, I start to get worried. I’m always writing something. A journal, a blog, a poem, and now, grad school papers. But when it came to my blog, I just didn’t want to work on it. My blog, my baby, the thing I go to every day to monitor and edit and work on. I just didn’t want to do it anymore.
It occurred to me when I decided to do a daily-posting blog with no additional writers that I might not be able to maintain this output forever. Keep in mind, in order to maintain my scheduled blogs, I have to write one a day. And that’s just maintenance. If I want to get ahead I have to write multiple blogs a day. And I managed it!
For a while. At the peak, I had over 120 blogs scheduled. But now, the number has dwindled to just over 30. Whereas I was overjoyed to dive in and crank out a 12k children’s media review or a massive MiST, I’m now more wary of my time constraints. Even doing Tempest’s Newsletter, which averages just over a thousand words, seems like a lot. For all of the writing I’ve done, I don’t feel as if I’ve gotten very far.
One huge change is grad school. Now in addition to working multiple jobs and writing books, I’m taking classes toward a master’s degree. And after reading and writing all day for class, the last thing I want to do is settle down with Tila Tequila’s epic tome and write until my head hurts. Also, the editing. I hate editing and the more I write, the more I edit.
When it comes down to it, things to come in phases. I went through a phase of intense blog writing. Now I have other things going on in my life. Good things, for once. When I first started my daily blogging I was writing to escape from my present situation and let’s just say that it was a good method of escape.
So things are changing on Scrapbook of Truth. Like all change, it’s scary. But I think this will all be for the best. And if it’s not, I’ll change back. But right now, let’s prepare ourselves for the next chapter for SOT.