For the last couple of (few?) years, I’ve been blogging here at Women & Words every week. Regardless of what I’ve had going on, I’ve pushed myself to get it done each week because it’s a great way to stay connected to other writers, as well as readers. And I’ve gotten a great sense of satisfaction knowing that I’ve contributed something to this amazing site, and I’ve watched it grow from a spark of an idea to a major hub of activity in the lesfic community.
But I came to a point where I had to assess what I was doing. I found myself overwhelmed with projects and I realized I couldn’t burn the candle at both ends anymore. There are too many immovable objects and I’m getting too old to keep them all standing. However, I am an unstoppable force. I’m one of those people for whom saying “no” is difficult. But I realized finally that it must be done. Something had to give.
So, I told the merry elves at Women & Words that I would be cutting back my blogs to bi-weekly. (Try not to be too upset. You’ll get over it.) My last blog was 2 weeks ago, and you know something? These 2 weeks flew by! And here I am, getting my blog ready for my time slot and I’m no more ready than I would have been if I’d blogged last week.
It’s kind of like a bag (or purse, if you are of the femme persuasion). The bigger the bag you get, the more you fill it. Your current bag is stuffed, so you get a bigger bag, thinking that you’ll have more space. But before you know it, that bag is ready to explode, so you go a size bigger, and…. Well, you get the idea. It’s kind of like that with work. Even if you make a little room in your schedule to accommodate what you’ve got, you only end up cramming more in there.
Well, that’s me, anyway. I don’t know about you all. Maybe you’re more disciplined than I am.
Anyway, I’m hoping that once February falls away into realm of the past that I’ll be able to get into a smoother groove. And I hope to be able to get back to my own personal blogs as well. Those have suffered greatly these past few months.
And maybe, with a little luck, I can offer something coherent and useful every now and then here.