It’s kind of weird that I wrote a nearly identical post in October last year. Maybe it’s Providence.
The reasons are not the same though, so that’s something.
So, this time it’s because I want to do two things:
- Work on my book and therefore plunge head first into NaNoWriMo with a vengeance. The only way I will get that done is if I step away from the magnet that is blogging- with the draw that it has over me.
- Trying to re-assess why I blog. Oh don’t worry, I go through this phase once every few months. But while earlier it used to stem out of despair, exhaustion and frustration, now it comes from a place of peace. I really want to examine the motives behind why I write, share, visit other bloggers and move forward. Hopefully, this break will help strengthen that enquiry deep within.
This thing called blogging is really beautiful, you know? It has helped me grow, pinpoint the reason I write, connect with so many people, made me fall in love with social media, fall out of love and come back to a sense of balance where I now really understand why I am on social media at all. It has grounded me in ways that I cannot explain- made me value writers, bloggers, the creative process, the rants and raves on twitter or even the explosive posts on Facebook.
So, see you all in December. Wish me luck as I embark on this writing adventure in November and (hopefully) emerge successful at the end.
Feel free to browse my earlier posts (flash fiction, poetry, non fiction) in the meantime and read whatever catches your fancy. Leave a comment so I know you’ve been here and I will get back to you for sure!
Happy Blogging and Reading, folks 🙂