Happy Monday, all! Here we are with the start of Summer and change is most certainly in the air. The world feels like such a heavy place, doesn’t it? That’s why I try to keep things like politics, drama and the like, off my blog and my social media.
What does this change mean for my website? Actually, not much! I have done some recent tweaking of my pages, but that’s about it. Blogging hasn’t happened much as of late either, but there are reasons for that! I’ve been doing a lot more actual writing, which leads me into my first topic of discussion: the writing.
For One Night at the Winter Garden
I am completely overhauling my once completed novella. What have I done to myself? It’s an idea which popped into my head on the eve of the RevPit competition submission day. And it’s stuck with me ever since.
So I cut 50,000 words from the manuscript. You read that correctly. 50. Thousand. Words. Don’t worry, though! I still have the original document so I can always go back to that if I completely hate the new version.
The Gilded Conspiracy
I’ve begun a Victorian era inspired web series called THE GILDED CONSPIRACY, with Part One up now. I think I’ll always be a Victorian Era girl, with not-so-subtle hints of grime, crime and grit thrown in. I hope to have Part Two up soon, as it is, technically, flash fiction!
Moving right along, life’s been hectic as well. There’s been so much NOISE that I haven’t been able to get into the writing zone lately. Everything else commands my full attention and I wish it weren’t so. As a direct result, my blogging has suffered as well as the writing.
I’ve felt rather aimless with my blog. Back when I first started it I used to do a Facing It series where I’d discuss various issues within the publishing world. However, I have no real life experience with it, then or now. So I discontinued that.
Then I thought about a series called Research It, where I’d write on historical events or dig deep into the fascinating histories of common writing objects. That fell by the wayside as well.
So if you’ve enjoyed my blog over the years, thank you so very much for sticking with it! It’s not widely read. I have immensely enjoyed doing The Five Question Interview series. It’s a lot of work but it’s granted the unique opportunity to have just small discussions with other writers and editors from around the world.
In conclusion, I don’t know what the future holds for this site of mine. Do I put blogging on hold? Do I think of a new series? Do I just post as ideas come? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! Thank you for reading this rather unplanned post.