Been giving it a lot of thought over the last week or so, and sadly I feel it’s time to shutter the blog for awhile. It’s not that I don’t enjoy writing it, or that I’ve run out of ideas. The problem is that in focusing on putting out a solid blog entry every week, it’s starting to more and more feel like a distraction/time suck from my actual story writing.
The simple truth of the matter is my writing routine still hasn’t truly recovered from the move/job change. And now that I’ve been in my new place for almost 4 months, it is beyond time to knuckle down and really focus on my writing if I want to have any hope of ever finishing a novel, much less reaching the point where I’m ready to publish something. Because what’s the point of maintaining an author platform if you’re not making a real effort to be an actual author?
I may publish things from time to time to the blog, and at some point I’d really like to revamp the website, adding a front page and links and such things. I briefly considered shifting to more of a personal diary style of blog, with just quick little daily updates versus the weekly full articles, but ultimately I figure I can just as easily use Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for those sorts of updates.
So as much as it pains me to do so, it’s time to close the doors on this thing. And hell, based on the serious lack of non-spam comments and email list sign-ups, it’s safe to assume that nobody was really engaging with the damned thing anyways, so it’s likely not a great loss to the blogosphere. So for now, vaya con dios.