quote of the moment

quote of the moment:

Thus began a break of undetermined length and meaning.

~ Jacob Slichter

Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh


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Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/annemorrow153204.html#EjJAO6QpHAxPa7jg.99

Friday, January 24, 2014

creative pause



Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
(Proverb)


This blog and I, we need some time apart.

Lately blogging has started feeling like a chore. Something I have to do because I've set myself a posting schedule. It used to be easy. I used to have a draft folder full of finished blog posts - sitting there, just waiting for a busy week.

This past year not so much.

Friday comes around and of late, more often than not, I don't have the slightest idea what I could possibly write about. Bina's Jabber has lost its sparkle.

But I made an amazing discovery last June.

Taking two weeks off blogging brought back the spark and the joy.

The first week was easy. I breathed out a sigh of relief and leaned right into my downtime. But then, sometime during the second week, I found myself writing blog posts in my mind. Editing. Expanding on ideas. Constantly. On fire. I couldn't wait for my hiatus to be over.

I'm not sure why this blog and I are having such a rough time lately.

Maybe I'm focusing so much on my novel - fine-tuning; plotting; typing my way through chapters; creating scenes in my mind - that  my creative flow is fully engaged elsewhere. It's possible that I just need a while to figure out how to get these different kinds of writing to peacefully co-exist.




 

Therefore I've decided to take a creative pause from blogging.

I make no promises, of course, but I think I'll be back soon.

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