I have been radically absent from the blogosphere lately. My own blog hasn’t been touched in more than six weeks. Twitter fell off my browser history. I’ve tried to keep Facebook updated, but I’ve even forgotten the password to my MySpace account.
I think I needed to take a break from online. Mostly, I’ve been writing and focusing on the next stage of my career. I had three goals for this time:
1) Finish the massively delayed House of Secrets (now set for April 2011)
2) Begin work on a sequel
3) Acquire an agent
4) Become more organized and productive
So blogging had to take a backseat for a bit. Duck out of sight.
I do love blogging and bloggers. I subscribe to 31 different flavors (seriously). I don’t read them all every day. Mostly I scan for interesting topics or interviews. A few I do read every time there is a new post, especially if they’re informative about writing or the publishing business.
But sometimes DOING is more important than learning about the doing.
Those four goals have been achieved. Number 4 will be ongoing – 2010 is my year to get stalker-intense about the work, trusting that I really am following God’s path for my life.
More to come. This year, I will be aiming for the mountaintop, not only with my eyes, but my feet and hands.