This just hasn't been a good year for me and blogging. Every time I think I'm getting back on the horse, I find myself holding a stick pony while the horses are riding into the sunset. And I have this thing in my head that says if a post isn't posted by a certain time on a certain day, it's just dumb to put one up that late. Lame.
Part of it, too, might be related to the fact that I have spent every spare moment the last few weeks prepping for this new school year. We are implementing the new core standards, which I am a huge fan of, but they are harder, and helping the students make the huge jump into a new, more abstract way of thinking requires a decent amount of hand holding and baby stepping, knowing when to go really slow and when to really push. And that process results in lots of researching and second guessing.
I guess I'm officially in the writing gig now - I sent out a batch of five queries and received four rejections. Consider me in :)
But there is a bright side. While I haven't written anything substantial or revised anything substantial in three weeks, I haven't let writing slip from my mind, and two days ago, I finally figured out where the next story needs to start. I have a tendency in my writing to want to start a story too early. The initial start of this story started about 15 years too early, so WHEW! that I figured that out now instead of editing out fifteen years to get to where I needed to be. At first I was really sad because the initial start is really pretty writing, but I decided I can work at least part of it in as a flashback, which means big jump in the word count sometime later.
And with that, I have posted on my blog and given you a rather rambly version of my life.
Do you start stories too soon? How's your blogging been going?