I’ve been away from my blog for so long that it’s entirely possible in my many months of absence, people have given up on blogging and have moved on to the next big thing in social media.
What’s that? They have?
Blogging might have become the betamax of modern living, but I’m not quite ready to give up on it yet.
The reason I’ve been neglecting my blog was due to a self-imposed ban. I had a project to finish and the only way to do it was to prevent myself
wasting spending time on here.
The result is this:
I am now the owner of a completed third draft of a children’s novel. It’s unedited and yet to be proof read, but it is finished.
I have employed a small team of readers (zero hours contracts ; they read; I pay them nothing) who are on deadlines of their own. They need to read and provide feedback before the end of the month when I intend to enter this pile into a competition.
There’s nothing like a deadline to focus the mind. I’ve always found them essential from school days through to now. Without them, projects linger and languish until dust covers them and time forgets them.
My self-imposed exile from my blog ensured that this is one project which stands a chance (slim, I know) of seeing the light of day*.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
In the meantime, I might even get to blog again.
* For “light of day” read “publisher’s desk”.