I would have had this post done and live this morning but until that moment earlier today, I hadn’t firmly decided what I was going to do. I’ve been floundering with my writing for some time now. It hasn’t been just a struggle like so many writers face. My writing has reached the depths of being inept.
I avoided this knowledge until I acquired critique partners. Evaluating their work showed me how bungling my skills were and still are. It wasn’t just all the comments they had about my manuscript either. [Don’t misunderstand. I’ve learned some things from those comments.] It was also my lack of comments about theirs. Someone with more skill would have had more to say about their manuscripts.
I love this craft and I want to be skilled when I write so I’m taking a sabbatical from blogging. I’m not sure how long I will not be contributing to the blogosphere but I will be popping in to read posts and comment on them. When I do come back, I may be doing it with another blog. I haven’t made up my mind about that yet.
While I am gone, I’ll be taking courses, doing writing exercises, reading books about writing, and working on my WiP. In other words, I’ll be busy.
Have fun and be well.
“You don’t create a diamond by rubbing it with fluffy bunny slippers. You need to apply pressure and heat. There are enough air-headed cheerleaders out there. We need more drill sergeants.”
― Julie Ann Dawson