Still Trying to find The Write Road…

Once again, I have been conspicuous by my absence.

This year has been nothing if not eventful; some events happy, some not so but eventful nonetheless.

Last month I took a well-earned break and visited the brights lights of New York City for the first time. It was by far the best holiday I’ve ever had and proved to be the source of much inspiration. I have several travel features in progress, which I will share here in due course. I also have a little idea brewing for a short story following the trip, which might take me a little longer to get to.

Time has not been on my side recently. The PR world’s traditional crazy season (September-December) is in full swing and once you’re in its throws, it can be difficult to escape.

I probably will never be amongst the fraternity of new ‘Super-Bloggers’ churning out content each and every day. [More power to them but I don’t have the time, between work, family, friends and having a life]. I will however try to get better at making some time for my own writing. Even if it is only a little. And a little more often.

Any other writers out there that can share any pearls of wisdom – I’d love to hear from you.

5 thoughts on “Still Trying to find The Write Road…

  1. I’m with you, dear. I could never be a super-blogger. It would mean choosing a blogging life over a real life when it’s tough enough figuring out how to successfully have a writer’s life. I have many pieces aching to be written, most importantly a memoir. I’ve throttled back my blogging to make room for the larger projects. Even with that said, I have all sorts of ideas for new blogs on new topics that nibble at my heels just as the major writing projects do. I suppose all is good as long as we stay in motion, but I do think those larger projects should carry greater weight; they are the ones we will consider our ‘children’ for what we had to put into them to help them grow.

    I hope the (write) road ahead is a little less bumpy for you. Peace. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you for your lovely reply, Susan – you are always so very helpful. It’s really good to hear from others that are in a similar situation. I have the non-blogging guilt constantly biting at my toes too but have learned lately, in life, that honesty is the best policy. I’ve had a lot of feedback from other writers today that has been really inspiring and I hope it will help me to make time for my writing, both on and offline and to give both the adequate attention to help me move towards my goals. Here’s hoping!

      • I think it’s good to choose the blogging frequency that allows for balance. Personally, I don’t follow any blogs that post daily. It’s too much for me. I don’t have the time and prefer to instead read the blogs that post something of substance every so often, even if that is once a month. I think there is plenty of leeway between daily posting and monthly posting, and it depends on what you envision posting. Is blogging a ‘facebook’ experience for you where constant interaction is the desire, OR is it that once a week, bi-weekly, or monthly meetup for coffee with a close friend? I kind of lean towards the latter. Great to see you around. Wishing you well, as always.

      • Excellent points. My life is far too connected at times between various social networks; I want the writing I post here, generally speaking to be much more considered. I have a couple of travel pieces on New York in progress at the moment that I plan to try and get finished this month and I’m making a start on a short story and the bigger picture – an idea for a novel, so that’s enough to keep me going for now (sandwiched between life proper!). Thanks again for your really valuable advice. πŸ™‚

  2. I have just started mine, trying to find some time in this world for a spot of writing! Not even sure how to find other blogs so please like me @ladynicci and I will get inspired by you all : )

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