Saturday, November 26, 2011

Your wish, dear reader, is my command

We're rounding into weekend number four and I must admit I've been a little unhappy with how I've been using all that valuable time. Every weekend I've wondered to myself, "To post today, or not to post today. That is the question." So I'm waffling between three choices for the next little while and as your author, I'm asking your opinion on which one to chose:

1. To write everyday, through weekends and holidays, until this version of my story is finished. I'm all for doing this, I'm just worried my story will become flat? But maybe if I'm conscious of it, and if I'm getting great feedback from my readers (Dude. You're story's becoming like roadkill -- stinky, ugly, sad, dead, something you avert your eyes from... do I need to keep going?) this won't become a problem...

2. To write Monday-Friday and take the weekends off to get various other things done in my life, blah, blah, until my story is finished. In this case I would have "weekend intermissions" where I post links to other blogs, stories, DIY projects, pictures, videos, that I find interesting but will most likely have very little to do with my story (and yet heartily entertaining, of course, nonetheless)...

3. To write Monday-Friday and take the weekends off to get various other things done in my life, blah, blah, until my story is finished. In this case I wouldn't really post anything on the weekends. Lame, I think, but I can't really tell if people are even reading my posts on the weekends anyway? Maybe that just makes the blog more fun to read and catch up with on Mondays? Dunno.

So please give me your thoughts and/or vote in the comments section, or if you want to email me I love mail. Phone calls, if you have my number, are welcome too.



  1. I vote you take the weekend completely off. I recently began getting all my weekends off (for the first time in 8 years). It is the most amazing thing to finally have time to myself - no deadlines, no projects, no work. As a dedicated reader of your blog and new-found lover of weekends - I command you to take option #3.

    Next - I just want you to know that I absolutely fall into the "dislike fantasy" crowd. But, I am still here ... and likely here for good. So, keep up the good work. You might have two fantasy converts when it is over.

  2. First of all, thanks for sharing bits of you. I love the details. Love that you respect my weekends for me. And love that you admitted being in the "dislike fantasy" crowd (I literally gasped a little and had a pang in my heart when I read that -- haha! Awesome.) but that you're willing to ride my wave. I will do my best to keep you, and Heth, and anyone else in the same boat, here for good.

    Love the challenge inherent in that. I'm fit for it. *flexes valiantly and girds up loins*

  3. I vote you take weekends off. That is what they are for. Plus if you take the weekend off it give us readers time to catch up if we are behind. I'm a genius, I know. :) Heth

  4. Weekends for you...I am totally in favor of this. And then I know not to keep checking and wondering what will happen next. You have me hooked. It is like a book you can't put down because you want to know what happens next...but you have to put it down because you are waiting for the sequel. It is better for my kids that way, not as much neglect. :) I really am very impressed with your writing. You have had me near tears already.
    Love you!

  5. Saralyn -- hopefully the near tears are a good thing ;) And I love you too!

    Heth -- you really are a genius, in this case and many others :)

    Yay for all y'all who validate my weekends!

    And thanks for the encouragement and the continued reading. It really makes all the difference in the world.


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