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!