I've been a little scarce around these parts because I've been pouring my writing energy into a certain writing project. That project has now reached the milestone I was aiming for, so I get to come out of my cave, blinking, and see what's going on in the world. I will be scarce for another week or so while I pursue another, non-writing, interest.
while I'm here, I'd like to speak about this in-between time, this
break in a writer's life. I used to jump almost immediately from one
project to another, as if I were trying to outrun ... something. I don't
know what. Sometimes that jump can be eager, an excitement to start the
new thing, but for me I think it was more about fear, about losing a
day or not staying relevant or something. Now I savor a break. I have
more trust that the next project will bubble up when it's ready, and in
the meantime it's OK to reacquaint myself with the world beyond my
Enjoy your time, whether you're inside or outside of the writing cave at the moment!