A lot of things have changed since I last posted.* Two weeks. Where did the days go?
I wanted to take some time off, to give everyone a break from my constant posting in November. But now I've run into a new problem.
My blog has an identity crisis.
I enjoy blogging. I love getting comments and emails from readers with encouragement, questions, or just to say hi. And I know it's how friends from near and far can keep track of what I'm writing, what I'm planning, what fills my days.
That's a lot of "I" "me" "my."
So I've spent many hours these past few weeks trying to figure out where this blog should go next. It can't be all about me. At this stage, that's a bit too boring. (My mother probably wouldn't agree, but she is my mother, after all. She's obligated to find this interesting.)
There is so much that is going on behind the scenes in the books that I'm writing, and I want to be able to bring some of that here. When I read a blog by another author, agent, or publisher, I'm not as interested in the Twitter version of what they're doing. Sure, it's kinda cool when someone in NYC mentions a deli I've been to, but that's not telling me much about them as an author. I'd rather know how they made that leap from Point A to Point B, thus creating a book that I could read over and over again.
Even though it's a little early for New Year's Resolutions, I believe that mine for 2011 is to bring the behind-the-scenes out front and reveal some of those leaps that I've made. It's more about the research, the discovery and the creativity, not about "I" "me" or "my." I hope you'll come along for the ride. I have a feeling 2011 is going to be a great adventure.
*The pine tree photo is actually from last February, but we do have snow all around us. The gray sky currently overhead wasn't as pretty or as striking as the earlier photo, but you get the idea...