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Blog Slacking

You know, I was going great with this blog for a while there.  Through Wednesday of last week, May 14, I'd blogged every day of 2008.  Then on Thursday I worked most of the day before rushing down to Chattanooga to catch a minor league baseball game.  Got home late and decided not to post.  I was tired, I knew that with late summer travel plans I wouldn't be able to blog every day all year, so I just figured, screw it.  I'll blog tomorrow. 

Since then I've missed Sunday and damn near missed today, too.  Turns out, that every-day-of-the-year thing had been keeping me going.  Now I need to get back on track with it.

And I will.  Tomorrow....


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May. 22nd, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, me, too. I was writing something pretty regularly around Ravencon time...then, John got sick and was out for over a week. Somehow, I'm way behind now.

Stil...we can always pick up again. ;-)
May. 22nd, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
You're right, of course, Jagi. We can always pick it up again. I have to admit though: I was proud of the fact that I'd blogged every day. That really spurred me to think of topics for posts. That'll be hard to recapture.
May. 22nd, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
Nice to take a break.

George Martin also writes a live journal. Recently, he posted a link to a comment that Robin Hobb had written about blogging on LJ. - In case you hadn't seen it -


*Just in case you feel the need to rush to LJ every morning* :)

I guess, everything in moderation is true on LJ as well. I spend more time on political blogs than on LJ, but I do see that it can become addictive. Now, if they just had little recommend buttons... ;)

May. 22nd, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
There's some truth to Robin Hobb's rant. But as I say in the reply to Arhyalon's comment, the imperative actually forced me to be creative, and even when I was blogging every day, I was also writing 1,500 words a day on the new book.
May. 22nd, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
Writing that much daily is impressive. Everyone works differently. I just thought Robin's rant was humorous but with a large side of truth. I know that sometimes I spend too much time on the political blog and let some things slide.

If you find that researching ideas to blog about helps your writing focus, that is really great. More books for me to read. :)

May. 22nd, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
Actually, my favorite posts to write are my political ones. I don't think they contribute at all to my fiction writing. But ranting for awhile about the latest act of buffoonery by one wingnut or another sure makes me feel better.
May. 22nd, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
I'll check that out!
May. 22nd, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
Uh-oh! You going to be checking up on me?! :)
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