Well – just as I promised – a whole week has gone by since my last post. But although I’d love to report a wonderful week of writing where I achieved masses, sadly it was a bit of a damp squib. Life interfered. There was too much going on, half term started and just to top it off I was laid low by a vomiting bug. Bleurgh.
Actually, a week off blogging did me a world of good. As I was struggling to juggle everything else, it was definitely a relief that at least I wasn’t trying to squeeze in blog posts too. It meant that, while I didn’t get all the agent research done that I wanted, I did at least have time to glance in that direction (I’ll say more in a future blog post…)
I also managed to get to the end of my second picture book. It’s currently on the seventh draft (and there are more drafts to come, I’m sure) and I feel I’ve got to the point of wanting to refine it rather than overhaul it. At least that’s how I feel now… give me a few weeks and fresh eyes and I could decide it needs pulling to shreds.
This week has still left me pondering the time I put into blogging though. A week between posts definitely had huge plus points. In a way, now I’ve tried it out, it’s tempting to continue… but no. I can’t – blogging is such a good kick up the bum for me, creatively speaking. And I’d miss all the linkys. But I do think I need to cut myself some slack more often. Maybe I’ll have more weeks where I don’t post. As the quote above suggests: it’s not all about quantity. ‘Blogging smart’ for me I think is going to mean being more flexible and not holding myself to a timetable. I need to be more clear about my priorities in any given week.
So, having said that, this week I’m up for a bit more blogging. I’ve already written a halloween limerick and I might just have a ghost story up my sleeve. WooOOoooOOoOOOooo. (Was that a convincing ghost noise?)
How often do you blog? Do you stick to a strict schedule? Do you put pressure on yourself to post on certain days or to always do certain linkys? I’d love to know.