Once upon a time, I used to read a lot of blogs - writer blogs, review blogs, industry blogs. When my computer went ka-blooey last October and I lost so many links, I went nuts trying to find them. or restore them. And I know writers really shouldn't read their reviews, but call me vain. I want to know if anyone's read my books and, if they have, what they think of them.
But over the last few months, it seems to me that either blogs aren't being updated (**looks skyward with a casual, who-me? whistle**) or if they are, it's a lot of rehashing of old posts. Half the time, I don't bother with the agent blogs I used to read daily. There's no point. Chances are, they're posting about something they've already covered two or three times.
So now, instead of spending a good chunk of my morning reading these blogs, I find I skip over a LOT of them. I thought I was bad about updating, but one blog hasn't been updated since October. I don't know if she's blogging somewhere else, but if she is, she really should post a link to that blog. I can't be the only one who doesn't know where to find her, can I?
I kind of envy the bloggers who can come up with new stuff every day. I used to be able to do that, but lately, it seems to me that every topic I can come up with, I've already blogged about. I've toyed with the idea of retiring this blog, but at the same time, I don't want to simply because I prefer blogging to updating my website. Website updates are a total pain for me. They never go as smoothly as I think they should, so I put them off for as long as possible. Blogger isn't perfect, but it's far more user friendly.
It doesn't help that I'm between books right now. How many times can I post about waiting to hear back on a sub? Or how I'm taking a few weeks off to get my groove back because I feel like I'm just retelling one of my own books, only with different character names? It's frustrating, so I thought a mini-vacation would help. It remains to be seen whether or not it helps, or whether it's time to take stock of everything. I wonder if I've run out of things to write about, or worse, lost the desire to write at all. Maybe I've hit a crossroads - and I'm probably not the only one - and it's time to sit down and really think about what I want to do.
We'll see, I guess...