Remember me? It’s been a while, but I wanted to pop in and say hello to my bookish friends.
It’s been more than six months since my last post here, where I indicated I’d be taking a break from blogging. Several times, I almost posted, but I think deep down I knew I needed that time away. And a few times, I almost deleted the blog entirely… but I think deep down I knew I wasn’t totally done with it yet, either. 🙂
So, what now? Well, I have a few thoughts.
I’d like to pop in here now and again, but it may not be regularly just yet. A lot of my content will be similar to what you’ve seen here in the past. I might do a “Friday Favorites” type post, or maybe a reading wrap up. Maybe a book review every now and again (because I still can’t resist a great book) or a gift guide at the holidays. But here are a couple of things I’ve decided to change:
1. I’m not going to be doing posts about blogging, social media, and the like. I enjoyed writing those when I was blogging regularly, but things are shifting, and that isn’t going to be my focus.
2. I’m probably going to occasionally add some material about writing… specifically, the writing process, resources for writers & authors, etc.
And here’s the big one… can you keep a secret? (Oh, of course not, and I suppose that’s not the point of posting here…)
3. Eventually, I’m going to expand this website into my author site as well. Because…
I’m writing a book.
Really, not just writing. Mostly written. That’s how I’ve been spending my time the last few months. I’m now working on the final scenes, and planning to have my first draft completed within the next couple of weeks. I’ll be editing for a while, then consider options for publishing and see about next steps.
So what’s the book, you ask? It’s a sweet, Hallmark-style romance about a gal who loses everything, moves back home, and discovers her new life. My working title is The Art of New Beginnings, and this is the first time I’ve ever shared that. I’ll be sharing more as I move through the process, and with any luck, I’ll eventually tell you where you can find my book. (It’s still a little surreal to say those words!)
Thank you for all the posts you’ve read, the encouragement you’ve shared with me, and the interaction I get with many of you on other sites. I hope you’ll stick around and follow this journey. I think I finally know what I’d like to be when I grow up, and I’m making it happen. Stay tuned, friends!