When I first started Bibliophilic Blather, I was trying to figure out what I could offer the blogosphere that would set me apart. I chose my journalism years with “Editing for Grammarphobes,” while “Flash Fiction Fridays” harkened more to my old magazine days of soliciting for manuscripts and such.
Through these features, I met some fellow word nerds and many wonderful writers of all genres for whom I am very grateful. What I did not anticipate was how much time it would take to produce three posts per week plus manage my own books and new releases.
This year, 2013, is the Year of the Black Snake according to the Chinese calendar. The snake is a studious creature of steady progress and attention to detail. According to what I read, it requires peaceful solitude to use its analytical skills. Focus and discipline will be required to complete the tasks at hand.
Consequently, I’ve decided to restructure Bibliophilic Blather, discontinue “Flash Fiction Fridays” and “Editing for Grammarphobes,” and only post once a week on various topics ranging from fantastic books to interesting facts about classic literature and the literary masters, to tidbits I will find while researching the third Bibliophiles book starring prim anglophile Thaddeus and leftover flower child Spring. Who knows? It might even be anything that pops into my head that particular week.
As the Year of the Black Snake encourages, it is time for me to spend the majority of the day writing, coiled up in my office, making steady progress on my novels and the craft itself.
I hope you will continue to take this journey with me as we all head into a year of contemplation, study, and focus. Just think of all the wonderful things that will come out it!
Here’s to shedding our skins and emerging anew in 2013.
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