I have a lot going on in the next couple of months, and I want to cram as much work on my novel as possible between all the distractions. For that reason, I'm taking this blog off my list of priorities for the summer.
I still expect to post at random intervals. To be honest, you probably won't even notice a difference from my usual sporadic posting, but trust me, it makes a difference for me to let myself off the hook in this way.
This week marks two years since my first post. I guess I wouldn't bother keeping a blog if it didn't fulfill my own creative needs, but I also wouldn't do it if I didn't imagine all you out there waiting to read what I have to say. Thank you once again for following along with my adventures in reading, writing, and revising.
Good Stuff Out There:
→ Amanda Nelson at Book Riot confesses, I Say Awkward Things to Authors: "I don't hero-worship writers, but I do try to think of something to say other than, 'gee-whiz, your book was great, by golly.' I imagine they get bored of having that conversation over and over, so I try to come up with something else. This is my hubris. This is my doom." (Thanks, Josh Christie!)
→ On the #amwriting blog, Jason Black asks, Is your manuscript complete, or is it finished?: "The other day I finished one of Michael Crichton's lesser-known works, Pirate Latitudes.... It's one of his lesser-known works for a couple of different reasons. One, it was published after he died in 2008. Two, honestly, it’s not very good. As we'll see, though, those are the actually same reason just in different guises."