As my writing has become more a part of my everyday life (and less a brand-new-super-exciting-new-hobby), I find I'm having to make choices. Like every other part of my everyday life, I have to balance it along with everything else I do. As many of you have seen, I have three little boys (8, 5, and 3). I also have a husband that I LOVE spending time with, a full time job, two schools that I volunteer at, a church that I also volunteer at (and sit on the council), and all of the regular things that go along with home and family.
Consequently, I'm finding that I simply can not maintain the level of involvement that I started out with for writing and writing-related activities. What on earth was taking all my time? This blog, Twitter, reading and replying on MANY blogs, two critique groups, writing, revising, submitting, live chats, online conferences, and I even did an online webinar. Whew!
Obviously I'm not going to cut out the writing, revising and submitting. I would like to maintain this blog and my Twitter account (where I find TONS of useful writing info and news). I have several blogs that I read religiously and my critique groups are essential. And the other stuff is helping me learn about writing and improving my writing. So, what am I cutting out? Frequency of reading and commenting on blogs. Some of you may have already noticed me coming around less often. This doesn't mean I won't be reading - I just may be a week late sometimes. This doesn't mean I'll go silent. I just won't comment as much.
So, don't give up on me or think I'm ignoring you! Keep up all the awesome work, everyone!