Hello there, Esteemed Reader. Oh how I miss you and a twisted part of me hopes you miss me just a little. I’m hoping my Book of the Week Reviews have been something you enjoyed reading when your boss or teacher wasn’t looking and in my absence you’ve been reading some other blog that’s almost as good—there are plenty of great ones to choose from.
I am not dead, Esteemed Reader, nor have I stopped writing. That will never happen until I am actually dead and I’m hoping they have laptops in Heaven so I can sit in a nice café along the streets paved with gold. But I have stopped blogging… for now. Don’t worry, I’ll be back eventually. But this time, it may be a while.
I love this blog. I miss interviewing writers and literary agents, but the interviews I’ve collected up to this point will remain here online, free for all. And I will occasionally be dropping in with a new Book of the Week, but I’ve been turning new writers away recently. It breaks my heart to do it, but I just don’t have time to keep up a regular posting schedule and the writers who are so kind to share their extremely useful advice with us for free deserve better.
When I started this blog, I worked an 8hr day job that made me miserable, but gave me plenty of time both to write fiction and maintain this blog. I didn’t make much money, but I got to come home and interview my heroes here. A year ago I started a job I love and now I’ve moved into management. I’m making more money and I’m much, much happier, except I have less time to write. I promised myself when I started this blog that if I ever had to choose between writing fiction and writing blog posts, I’d choose fiction. I hoped that day would never come, but it has.
This isn’t goodbye, Esteemed Reader. Heck no! I love this blog too much to ever give it up. But it’s going to be a while before I can once again adopt a schedule to accomplish all of my new duties and write fiction and maintain a regular posting schedule here. Until that day, Esteemed Reader, know that I am missing you and I hope you’ll be here when I return.