Mid-2016, I found myself facing a frustrating creative crisis. I was struggling to blog, struggling to find anything to come up with. I wanted to post more than just the random assortment of things that I seemed to be able to post on an irregular basis. I wanted to showcase more. I needed to give myself more structure. Lately however this new structure has been limiting, so I’ve issued a challenge to myself. During the month of April I will be doing a Spring post-a-day in which I will be blogging, every day of April, without any particular theme. I would like this to become the norm going forward, but I figured I would start with a month and see how that goes over the course of the next 30 days before I make any plans for the future. Also during this month I will be temporarily suspending essays (to resume in May), and indefinitely suspending short stories. Shorts have never been something I’ve enjoyed doing, as evidenced by the 3, in a four and a half month span. Personally I feel the short stories take time that I could be using on full length novels away and have only served to add to my anxiety level once a month when it rolls around to being time for a short.
I would rather devote my time and energy to more fulfilling projects, and content. I still greatly enjoy writing essays so that isn’t something I want to suspend for the long term, but it is something I need to suspend at least for April.
So what comes next? I have a lot of projects that I’m working on currently, not the least of which is writing though in an ironic twist that almost feels as though it’s taken a back seat to some of the other things I have going on. I’m trying to balance everything, and needless to say I have my work cut out for me.