"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." - Toni Morrison
"Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell." - Charles de Lint

25 April, 2023

G is for Gah!

It was supposed to be for "ghosts", naturally, but I'm afraid I'm pulling the plug on this exercise. I started the weekly alphabet challenge (a variation of the daily alphabet challenge that bloggers are participating in this month) because I wanted to jump start my blog and keep regular posts coming. 

Unfortunately with my day job shaping up the way it has been, I really can't keep up. Not enough time at the end of the day, and not enough energy at that point. There's a very, very good reason I'm only a weekend warrior when it comes to my own writing, and that also includes a pretty cramped schedule of writing, chores, and simply recovering from the previous week (only to repeat the cycle the following week -- ah, adulting!). 

At any rate, it's starting to show chinks, which primarily means it's rapidly losing all the good, fun qualities that got me started on it. And I refuse to make this into another chore for me to do. This blog is already pretty active with personal posts mixed in with writing and publishing updates. I'll just carry on with that and forget about any more efforts at making my tiny corner on the web something it really isn't. 

I'll definitely be talking about ghosts -- how can I not? -- but those posts won't be obligatory, and I can spend more time on the subject than just one weekly post. Because you should all know by now just how fascinated I am in the paranormal, and I do have stories to share. Not now, but later, when I've got time and feel more clear-headed and relaxed. 

So I apologize to those who were trying to keep up with the weekly alphabet challenge. I tried, and I failed, but at least this time I do know when to wave the white flag -- unlike years ago when I just forced myself to drag things out and sabotage my blog that way. No more, she said. No more! 

So! We shall carry on.

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