I love my blog. I love writing about my life for family and friends back home who don't get to see us often now that we're hundreds of miles away. And I love writing for all those fellow bloggers who think I'm awesome enough to follow. Writing is everything.
But blogging hasn't been my top priority lately. Really, I haven't been spending much time on the computer at all. Mostly because three steady weeks of either migraines, chest pains or a combination of both doesn't lead to much ambition. Not to mention that being on the computer only exacerbates the migraines.
When I do have the energy to write, I've actually been working on a new project. The novel I've been writing for the past year and a half kind of hit a brick wall, and it's driving me insane enough that I finally decided to put it on the back burner for a little while. It's sort of a relief to do so, honestly.
It's my first attempt at writing something of that magnitude, and I'm not ashamed to admit that when I started it, I had no clue what I was doing really. I had a vague idea what I wanted my story to be and what I wanted to accomplish, and I'm pretty sure my writing doesn't suck...but I don't feel very organized. I just need a breather.
But the new project I'm working on has me excited about writing again. I think the storyline is interesting, and I plan on being way more organized this time. Pages upon pages of outlines before I even write a single word. I feel like the entire story is already in my head, just waiting for me to take the time to write it down on paper. It's a comforting feeling.
I'm looking into freelance writing as well. I need to start doing more for myself and if writing is what truly makes me happy, I need to explore all options out there so that I can turn this passion into a career.
So those are my excuses. If I don't blog much, my health and my new projects are the reasons. But I promise not to be gone much longer. After all, writing is my passion and blogging is just another venue for me to put my words out there in the world.