Thursday, October 8, 2015

Blogging and writing and changes and me.

Things, I fear- or, perhaps more accurately, am aware- are going to be a little quieter around the old blog over the next couple weeks. Changes, you see, are afoot. It's rare that I write up a post and the actually post it when I'm done. I schedule, see, but here I am, writing a post that I'll press publish on the moment I'm done. Because I have nothing else scheduled, and have time, now, so my dear needn't be bare.
As it stands, though? Changes.

A while ago I wrote something. Something more writerly than reviewery, and I published it, and when I published it I felt this enormous pride in sharing something that was so different to what I'd shared before. And the response was incredibly and awe inspiring and it made me so incredibly happy and passionate. And ever since I wrote that one thing, I've wanted to share more of my own work and not just reviews, and after considering it? It's what I'm going to do.

I can't really think of anything more wonderful than sharing the work I've done and my passions. My love for books, the reviews I've written. My love for writing, and the things I've created, whether they be told one way or another (ooh lala, she hints).

But... right now? I've just started editing the story- we call it Perceivable Intensities and you can read more about it here- I'm going to be sharing online come the beginning of December (and when I look at the amount of time between now and the beginning of December? It seems like not much time at all), and I'm doing a genre shift with a different novel (in addition to cutting off it's sequel and making the two books a single one) and, ah, NaNo's coming, isn't it? And that is snagging at my thoughts.

I'm happy, though. I feel like I'm doing the things I want to be doing, and it's good to be busy, for me, because when other people are reading my main focus WIP and I start querying it, having a bunch of other focus areas is going to be really, really good.

So I don't know what you're going to see here, over the next few months. I do know that, although I'll be online over the December-January break, I won't be blogging, same as the past two years, so really I've only got a month and a half left over here until hiatus time. I think in that month and a half so many things will have changed already.

R.

22 comments:

  1. Change is a good thing! It's awesome that you are going to work more on your WIP - I just saw your synopsis for your projects and they all sound fascinating. But the Perceivable Intensities sounds captivating and a little dark, so very interesting! All the best to you with this, I'm glad you won't be giving up your blog completely though! :)

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    1. Change is definitely a good thing! Although I'm never set on how I feel about it. In some instances, I think change is all important, completely necessary, but in others... I don't like it. I guess it depends o the situation and my place in it. I'm very happy with this change!
      Aah, I'm excited you went and read them! I hope you'll check it out on WP in December. xx

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  2. It sounds like everyone's in a similar frame of mind when it comes to change and less hectic posting schedules. I'm great you found a satisfactory time to post and it's exciting to hear about your writing too Romi!

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    1. Oh, I guess that's nice to hear. We should all be listening to ourselves and doing what's best- the amount we post doesn't matter as much as our own contentment with how much we post. xx

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  3. Whatever you choose to do with the blog, I'm sure it'll be simply lovely! Funny about your change in topics, because I recently decided to switch from writerly topics to more bookish topics. To each their own, though! I'm with you on rarer posting times, though.

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    1. Aw, thank you Alyssa! That's such a lovely thing to say. Oh, now that's interesting! I'm looking forward to seeing what changes this makes for your blog! xx

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  4. I wish you the best of luck, Romi. I love your writing style and you are one of the most prolific blogger I know. I'm sure you'll be brilliant.

    Can't wait to read more of your work!

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    1. THANK YOU JOY! That means so, so much to me. More than I can say.

      I'm so excited to be sharing it! xx

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  5. Change can be pretty awesome, particularly if you're moving in a direction you really really want to go to. xD SO GO YOU! :D I hope sharing your writing online is really rewarding. *nods* i'm trying to balance writing AND books a little more on my blog. But Im' just so much more comfortable (and less shy, haha) talking about books. So I admire you doing this!! GOOD LUCK.

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    1. YES! So right, Cait. Aw, thanks. Well I was kinda like "Romi, it's called Where the writer comes to WRITE. You intended to be talking about your own writing. DO IT" and I just ignored myself for a long time. Now I'm doing it! Past Romi should be really proud. Or annoyed. I took long enough.
      xx

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  6. Truth be told, I don't really have a schedule for my blog ;) but I'm excited for whatever changes your writing and blog takes on!

    My online writerly group are currently in a contemplative state before November hits. I'm trying to read and review the majority of the ARCs I've requested before then, so that I have space to write. A few of my friends will also just be focused on editing through Nanowrimo and some will be starting new projects. I'm just beginning to piece together a project, so hopefully, I'll occasionally do writerly updates during Nov on the blog too.

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    1. Well, I don't tend to... I just write all my posts at once and set them into my calendar so I know I'll have content up, and then I'll write another bunch about a month or two later. I rarely write a post and put it up at that moment! Romi = Not a spur of the moment lady.
      Ahh, thank you!

      Oh, I'm really excited to hear that! I'm looking forward to seeing what you get up to for NaNo, Glaiza! Super excited. xx

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  7. I totally get your feelings about sharing a writerly thing for the first time! I have only shared one, but it felt quite amazing (especially when it was received well). I think taking this blog in a more writerly direction is awesome! I know quite a few book bloggers who book blog and talk about their writing in the same place, so I know your blog is moving in a fabulous direction <3

    As for sharing Perceivable Intensities - that is so exciting! I cannot wait to read it.

    I didn't know you took blogging breaks D: I will miss you a lot during December and January, that is for sure <3

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    1. Yay! I love that I get full on reviews from you, and then bookish discussions, and then you have a WHOLE OTHER BLOG for your writerly things. Right now, I don't think I'd manage that, but I think it is perfect for you. I GET ALL THE CONTENT. It is marvellous.

      Incredibly exciting! I'm enjoying the sharing of it in the lead up a lot already!

      Aah, because we only met after I came back online. We've only known each other since, like, MARCH. WHAT. EVEN. I'll still be "online", in ways I haven't over the past 2-3 years, but I won't be blogging. Possibly I'll post a writer thing every now and then, but... that'll be it. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WE'LL SEE. It will be sad though! I'll miss being active here and on your blog and other blogs and all of it. But I suppose I am choosing not to be, so eh. xx

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  8. Wow Romi, I can't wait to see what you share of your writing! So many wonderful authors started off by sharing their first draft online - it's like having a thousand wonderful beta readers reading your work and offering advice :) All the best with your WIP, I know it's be spectacular <3

    I think change is definitely good, and this transition of your blog into something that YOU want it to be is wonderful. Keep it up, I'll definitely still be around :D

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    1. Aah, thanks so much, Joy! It's so exciting for me! And your comments are just so incredibly inspiring. Thanks so much for that!

      Uh-huh, I totally agree with that. This is something I'm incredibly passionate, so why not focus on it more? xx

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  9. It is good that you have been working on things that are making you happy, and even if that means drifting from blogging for a while as long as it is what you want and are excited to pursue, then go for it. I did read your writing and it was lovely, so I am so glad to know you are going to be focusing on and sharing some more of your writing. I would love to see a combination of both. I have been lacking on prescheduling as well lately. In fact, I have 0 posts prescheduled as of this moment, so I know the feeling. It is kind of scary but kind of relaxing at the same time...

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    1. I agree. I doubt, now, that it's really going to affect my blogging, it'll just herald a change in content, but we'll see. Oh, wow, thank you so much. That's really lovely of you to say. And such a compliment.
      x

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  10. I can't believe it's almost time for your blogging break already Romi!! Holy smokes time flies. So glad we are both still here a year later. I think your writing is going to be amazing if your book reviews are any indication. Love!

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    1. I know! Isn't it surreal that I'm a month and a half from off time already? I STILL FEEL LIKE I'M JUST NEWLY BACK. It's bizarre, but exciting. I always love those two months of summer, and I tend to appreciate things differently, and I feel so lucky to be able to do that.
      THANK YOU MY GOSH YOU'RE LOVELY. xx

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  11. Good on you for sharing your stuff! And I totally just said NaNo is coming in my ominous Winter is coming voice in my head. :D Changes can be a great thing, so good luck and I look forward to seeing them! :)

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    1. Yay! It's exciting, for sure! NANO IS COMING.xx

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