Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Progress Report, Sir

Well, I've been handed a dose of "reality check" on a silver platter this week. I'm still aiming to jump into the query wars in the next couple of weeks, but I think it's going to take a little longer than previously imagined. Nothing like a major rewrite to derail plans, eh?

As I've contemplated this, I've found that my heart isn't in blogging right now. I really want to just plunge in with full force and knock this latest round of revisions out of the ball park. I've seen on many other blogs that people will sometimes go in spurts like that. Blogging block happens when writer's block doesn't or something. So far, that hasn't been a problem for me, but I feel it looming. to prevent that, I'm taking the next two days off. I want to get back on track with my goals. I love the blogosphere and miss it terribly when I'm away, but that time is really valuable to me, so I'm using it where it will do the most good. Figuring out what the heck I'm doing with my WiP. (Today is an I hate editing day, just FYI.)

Before I go, though, I have a question for the world at large. I try to respond to comments. I really do. Sometimes, it's just a little spit on the page, but really, who comes back to check? Sometimes, it's with an
 email. (If I can respond that way.) Which one is better? What works best for you?

Now, go forth and write. I'll see you all on Monday.


Jennifer Shirk said...

Good for you--and good luck editing.

KarenG said...

I used to go back and check comments but now I follow and comment on way too many blogs to do so. I figure if someone comes to my blog and leaves a comment, that's good enough for me! But the email responses are always a nice surprise. I haven't yet figured out how to do it myself though.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Personally, I've really enjoyed our emails! :-)

Good luck with your revisions, but check in with us once in a while.

Jaydee Morgan said...

I've thought about this lately too - it's something I'm going to look into (the email) - if I can figure it out

Talli Roland said...

Have a great break - see you Monday!

Kristin Rae said...

I'm with you... I thought I was going to be querying in January and I'm still at least one good revision from it.

As far as comments, I only come back to check if I wrote something spectacular and I want to see a reaction. I'd say, if you, as the blog host, have a spectacular reaction that you want to make sure they see, shoot the commenter an email.