Where have you been? I’ve been worried about you.
Just kidding. I’m the one who has been away. Have you missed me?
Aah, that’s so sweet. I missed you too!
So, here’s where I’ve been…
Well, really more editing than actual writing but you get the point.
When I started this blog I did it in an effort to write more and get exposure to my writing that would *fingers crossed* lead to me getting a fiction book published.
That was my main goal but blogging is an evil mistress. Once I started blogging, I got caught up in her beguiling ways. I wanted the blog to be better and better, bigger and bigger. I compared myself to every other blog out there, which was a huge…
Surprised? Not too much, huh?
I wrote more but *gulp* not as well as I could have. I wanted sponsors and comments and page views. I wanted everyone to love me (I mean, love my blog).
It was starting to happen, v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y, but none-the-less happening.
Unfortunately, it didn’t feel right. At a time when I was getting the most page views, the most comments, the most product requests, the most free stuff I was the least motivated.
I believe by getting caught up in the fury of trying to meet these wild blogging expectations, I lost sight of my real goal.
Having a book published.
I did publish a Travel Tip Book (feel free to check it out and buy it here!). But that wasn’t the same. It wasn’t the type of book I really wanted to publish.
So, I took some time off to concentrate on my actual goal. I had my book written already but it needed polishing (read: serious, serious editing). I’m done that process and I’m ready to secure an agent. That’s what I’m working on now.
Yes, I preparing for a myriad of rejection but I’m ready! I’m confident in my book.
However, I do like blogging. It is a good way to continue to improve my writing (as long as I concentrate on the actual writing). This time, I’m keeping my goals close by and my expectations in check.
Thanks for sticking with me!