Crawling out from under my rock…
It’s always tough to come back after a hiatus without some sort of apology. So I’ll just get it out of the way.
I’M SORRY FOR MY ABSENCE. Very sorry!
Between writing non-fiction, consulting, mothering, PTAing and managing a household, life got the best of me. This isn’t an excuse and it isn’t a woe-is-me-look-how-busy-I-am plea. I know we’re all busy. The truth is:
The bottom line is I’ve been finding excuses. But this blog is important to me for several reasons:
- I’ve made some wonderful virtual connections because of posts written here.
- I’ve discovered the joys of interacting with readers and writers through blogging.
- I’ve discovered my fiction writing voice because of this blog.
These are all important, but number three is HUGE. Scour the internet and you’ll find hundreds of articles on voice. Articles from Writer’s Digest, from writer Nathan Bransford (I love his blog and my boys love his Jacob Wonderbar books), from Chuck Wendig, and even an entire book about it here.
Voice is an elusive concept for writers. It is still an elusive concept for me. But after so many years of honing a non-fiction “voice,” I was struggling with finding my fiction voice. Consequently, I was struggling with fiction writing in general. But thanks to this blog, I’ve come one step closer to unlocking that fiction voice. I’ll be posting about this discovery, my experiences at the Pikes Peak Writers’ Conference this April, and lots more things in future posts.
Meanwhile, I’d love to hear how things are in your neck of the writing woods. Are you working on any new projects?