Archive | April 15, 2010

Taking Time Out

This isn’t a personal blog, it’s all about my writing, so I wasn’t going to do this.  But I figure I should explain why I’ve been away and how it’s affecting my writing.  I did start this to track my writing so surely anything that helps or hinders should go in – right?!

Regular readers of this blog will have read about my boyfriend on more than one occasion.  He was the one that gave me the idea of starting a blog, encouraged me to keep at it, encouraged me to take part in NovelPI and NaNo last year, and was basically really really supportive with all my writing.  Notice the past tense.  Yeah, we’ve just been through a rough patch which resulted in us breaking up.

After nearly two years together it is taking me a little time to get back on my feet.  I’m also going to have to adjust to him not being there for me and my writing.  Without his encouragement I wouldn’t have started a blog, got myself on Twitter, and I’m not sure how much of my writing course I would have done.  He was also the person I told all my exciting news, in fact the person I told everything I was doing.  He also got me through NaNo by promising me a Wii if I completed the 50,000 words.

When we broke up (amicably) he made me promise that I’d keep up with the writing; maybe thinking that as he’d been my instigator to everything I’d equate it with him and not want the reminder so quit. But I love writing and there’s no way I’m going to give it up – not until I can’t write anymore.  And hopefully that will be a very very very long time. 

I have found, that writing helps take my mind off everything.  When I can actually start something, it transports me to this world where all that matters, all that’s happening are the words in front of me and the story coming out of me.  So that’s good. God knows what I’d be doing right now if I didn’t have writing. 

I’ve heard a saying before that goes ‘People are with you for a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime.’  As he’s not going to be a lifetime, I guess his reason was to help me start this writing thing.  I’ll always love him for that!

So yeah, that’s why I’ve been so quiet.  And may remain pretty quiet for a little while longer.  But I’ll be back.  Just wait and see.

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