I shared this on the Facebook Page a few weeks ago but then my brother asked me why I wasn't blogging which reminded me 1) my brother reads my blog (hi Matt!) 2) not everyone who reads me is on Facebook and 3) Facebook algorithms are always changing so it's possible many of you have no idea why things have been quieter here.
I'm reposting that message below. (I should have added a fourth reason: lots of traveling this spring.) I'll be back for What I'm Into (April 2016 Edition) on Monday May 2. I've got various reviews planned (books, Trunk Club, Book of the Month Club) and a few essays I'd like to write once things settle down a bit more. In the meantime, I'd love to hear how you're doing in the comments.
Popping in with an update! You've probably noticed I've been writing less and less the last few months, for a few reasons:
1. I'm processing some big stuff right now, none of which is for public consumption. It's nothing dire but as an introverted feeler, this is the time to tend to my soul. I heartily believe in large doses of introspection and regular journal writing, alongside verbal processing with a few safe people. (Safe people can be counselors, spiritual directors, mentors, your dearest friends. You can speak honestly and openly without fear of reprisal or judgment and know they'll keep it to themselves.)
2. You might remember I wrote a novel 4+ years ago. In February I hired a freelance editor with the intent to self-publish. I really believe in what I've written and am thrilled people will be able to read it soon. I've just received my first round of edits and will be busy working on that for a while. I'll keep you posted once it's closer to sending my book baby out into the world.
3. While I have ideas for future blog posts, finding the time and energy to write them has been a whole other matter because of reasons 1 and 2. I know I don't owe an explanation and perhaps few people have even noticed how little I've written lately. But I hope to get back to writing a few times a month soon and sometimes publicly declaring something makes it come true.