It has been a while since I posted anything on here. I have not been neglecting my blog, but rather, took a planned hiatus. It has actually served several purposes; One was pleasing, one was frustrating and the other a pain in the ass. In other words a full spectrum of experiences have been had during my time away.
Yet, despite this absence being planned, I still feel guilty at not having posted anything.
So, what is it that has been keeping me so busy
I started NaNo this year with no plan, no story and no clue as to where one would come from. I took a couple of ideas I had been playing with, combined them and for a while, it looked as though everything was going good. Then, somewhere along the way, everything went to shit, and I just found myself forcing words on a project that not only did I not care about, but was absolute bullshit for the most part. Needless to say, I scrapped it, and retired from NaNo. This retirement is also linked to the second item…
2′ Freelance Work
I have had to take on a load, (around 50k words) of freelance work simply in order to have enough money to make it to the end of the year. This has then in turn taken a lot of my…. now… ALL of my time. It saddens me as I don’t really enjoy the freelance stuff; website articles and content, and especially the topics it covers, but it is money in the bank and that is what I need. For a while I was doing NaNo, I was over 2000 words a day on that for a while, and then writing 1500 a day for the freelancing, but it just became too much, what with the office job kicking my ass, a vindictive manager that wants to force me out of the company, and the kids, who of course, I give my attention to when I am at home.
I am sure that many of my regular readers will know, I love stats, blog stats in particular, and knowing that I would not be posting this month, I wanted to check and see how my stats would compare. My returning visitors and or ‘searchability’. To my surprise, I have been averaging close to 50 hits a day without posting anything. Granted I have several seasonal posts that I expected to get a lot of hits this month, but still I am happy that I have no been forgotten.
All in all, I have been running around like a blue arsed fly and cannot help but feel lost. I took a step back from the blog to gather my thoughts, I have to take the freelance work to… well, basically survive the year, and I am more than enough editing to keep me busy, and while I smell a plan brewing, that, is a post for another time.
I will end by saying, I am back and I have missed this.