Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
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.