It’s been exactly 6 months to the day (give or take a day) since I started posting on here. If I had managed to stick to my ‘post a day’ rule, I should be around #185 by now. Instead we’re here at #139.
I’m not going to go into the reasons why this has happened: I think they’re well documented enough by now. I felt somewhat ashamed and a little lazy at having to put the blog on hiatus for over a month’s worth of posting simply because a job, of all things, took up a few hours of my week.
Part of me didn’t think I’d get back to it – maybe the odd weekly post, reviews and such, but that’d soon fall into disrepair too – but even before my temp contract ended I started feeling like the days had no structure, no through line…and that’s kind of what this is for me.
So I’m back, partly because it helps organise my brain and partly – fingers crossed – because you guys get something out of it.
I’ll get something out every day without fail from now on. At some point I’ll get back to the schedule I set up a couple of months ago – because I enjoyed the challenges those limitations gave me and I sorely need more fiction writing practice – but until then I’ll give you cliff notes on the most interesting things that’ve happened in the past couple of months, including a bunch of exciting new things that have been conceived and could do with a bit of public nurturing. Shit, I might even give you a page or two of this movie I’m trying to straighten out if I’m drunk enough.
So, yeah. I’m not saying it’ll be smooth sailing, because whenever I promise the world I’ll stick to something it inevitably goes tits up. I’m just saying I’ll be here.
I’m sure we’ll all figure out whether or not that’s a good thing real soon.