I’ve been pretty quiet on the blog, because I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and readjusting and moving and goaling.
That’s not a word, is it? Oh well, it is now. Goaling. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say re-targetting.
Project 2012, for me, was a massive failure. But in the words of Samuel Beckett, “Go on failing. Go on. Only next time, try to fail better.”
So while this year I didn’t achieve my goals, I will try again next year, and fail better next time.
I also had a long think about why I don’t feel the urge to blog anymore. Not Enough Words has been my place for a long time, and it sort of evolved into a place for writing advice. But I’ve moved on from there. I’m feeling the burden of expectations.
So I’m closing Not Enough Words. I’ve started a new blog, Pressing Stories, where I have the freedom to talk about other things in my life. There will still be writing posts there. Writing is a significant part of my life, and that’s not going to change. But I’m moving into a new stage of my writing, and now I want to talk more about inspiration, and writing challenges, and networking, and motivation.
So what’s next? I’m just getting a novella ready to submit and then I am starting a new novel. Working my way closer to submission and one day, I hope, publication.
Come take this journey with me.