Friday, 24 January 2014

Going Dark

I'm going to take a break from blogging, for the next month or two. Not a wildly controversial decision, you might think, but it's one I've found difficult to make. When I review my blog archives, I can see that I've been posting virtually every Friday for over four years! And I've never found it difficult to come up with new subjects and ideas every week, at least until recently.

But, since the tail end of last year, I've been finding this weekly blog becoming more of a chore than a pleasure (though there were exceptions like last week's post, which tumbled out in a blur of excitement). Although writing a post every Friday has been great discipline for me, it feels like it's time to take a break and recharge my blogging batteries.

Don't worry that I'll get bored, because I'm going to keep writing the Words & Pictures Blog Break (where you get to have the ideas instead of me!) There's also the not inconsiderable matter of a completely new draft of my novel to crack on with, and it feels good to commit to my fiction writing for a while. So please excuse me as I retreat into my dark cave and I'll see you on the other side!



  1. So glad you're staying on at Words & Pictures. Otherwise have a good "rest"!

  2. It's amazing how consistent and imaginative you've been with your blogging. Thanks for keeping me (and so many others) entertained.

    Probably wise to focus at that re-write stage of the process - great inspiration and happy writing!

  3. What villarhauser said.

    What an impressive feat though to blog so consistently for four years! I wholly approve of blog breaks. I wish you a happy and productive time away.

  4. Good luck with the blog break and the re-write! Thanks for all the excellent posts over the years - FOUR YEARS! See you over at W&P!

  5. seems to be a pattern of this - Warren Ellis and Philip Reeve have 'gone dark' too. Best of luck though. :)