Stop blogging so much

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I think I’m going to have to stop blogging so much.  It is something I really enjoy doing yet it is a big commitment, thinking of something to write, remembering to publish and all that, especially since I am supposed to be part time.  I’ve been blogging every work day for nearly four years now.  I think I am addicted.  I may even have a problem.

It has become part of my daily routine.  Other than during the A-Z challenge I tend to have the weekends and holidays off yet when I am not writing I miss it.  I like getting my thoughts out of my head.  I like trying to put things that I have found interesting into a short story. I try to imagine that I am narrating these stories to an unseen audience though I do have a regular and global readership.

The reason that I need to stop blogging so much however is because I am in the middle of trying to write another book.  Not that my first book was a runaway success, far from it, but rather because I have these thoughts running wild in my head that I want to get out.  The new book is like a child growing on the pages.  It started off as a very small seed and now seems to get bigger every day.  I am sure I can feel it kicking.  Thoughts and phrases for the work keep popping into my head as I am doing other things.  I have to mail myself so that I don’t forget them.

I have even resorted to writing things on post it notes and sticking them on the outside of my Chromebook.

I’m not sure that I have the capacity to write the book and blog at the same time, though I have found it difficult to write in anything but short bursts.  Five hundred to a thousand words would seem to be within my range.  At that rate it is going to take some time.  I have set myself the objective of a book around one hundred thousand words long.

My blog is good for my book however and writing my book is good for my blog.  I am in a quandary.

I have a plan.  I have laid out the framework and have penned the bulk of the words.  It is a good start.

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