I’m Back!

I suppose every blogger has an obligatory, “It’s been so long since I’ve blogged” post.  Here’s mine.  Except instead of six months or even a year, it has been over three.  Why?  Lots of reasons, the most significant of which is the birth of my daughter.  She is now a little over two, though, so it’s time to get back into writerly things in earnest.

So, what have I been up to besides working and being a mom?  I did have a bit of an existential crisis.  I did wonder if my writing was any good at all.  I did contemplate putting down the (figurative) pen forever.  But, alas, I pushed through.  I came out of it a better writer, too.

I’ve been working on some new/old pieces, pieces that I wrote fifteen years ago and am currently refurbishing, hoping to get them ready for public consumption.  I also have a couple of new projects in the works.  In the meantime, I am writing every day, and checking my Submittable account obsessively to see if any “Received” statuses have changed to “In Progress.”

I am also reading like crazy.  I’ve given up Facebook scrolling in pursuit of more useful and pleasant activities.  I’ve discovered a couple of new (to me) lit mags, like Literary Juice, and Moonglasses Magazine.

I’m taking a different approach to this blog, too.  Part of what kept me away was this feeling of pressure, this feeling that I had to write something really interesting or clever in order to post it to my blog.  Maybe it’s the effect of two years of being a mom, or the fact that I’m turning 40 in less than a week, but these days I have a much more “come as you are” attitude.  So you’ll be seeing more posts like this, just me doing my thing.

Stay tuned for more metawriting! I promise.

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2 thoughts on “I’m Back!

  1. Any comeback is better than ‘no comeback’ in my opinion. Super happy to be able to follow your blog, and excited that to your (figurative) pen is back in action.

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