Over the past several months, it’s been a discipline of mine to write a post every Monday, a devotion/inspirational oriented post every Wednesday and a “Photo Friday” post every . . . . you guessed it, Friday.
This regiment was intended as much for my own development as a writer as for whatever blessing of content I might be able to bestow on you my faithful reader. And, for the most part, I’ve been able to uphold my end of the self-imposed deal. So, with that in mind, its time to move on and develop another discipline of my writing repertoire: being able to finish what I’ve started.
You see, several years ago I wrote a manuscript for a suspense/supernatural Christian fiction book entitled “ReFormation”. I submitted it to every publisher I knew of at the time and . . . . it was promptly rejected by all of them. So on the shelf it sat for many years. Until about six months ago when I hauled it out, dusted it off and read through it.
It wasn’t bad.
Certainly worthy of all the rejections it received all those years ago.
But overall, it had promise.
So, onto the computer it went and I began a concerted effort at a rewrite.
Which lasted all of about two months.
You know . . . life happens! But, I’ve recently rediscovered this long lost file on my computer once again, and now its time to finish what I’ve started.
Many new avenues are available to the budding author for publishing, co-op publishing and self-publishing. The ball is more in MY court now than it ever has been in the past. The only one standing between me and a published work of Fiction . . . is me.
With that in mind, I will no longer hold myself to any kind of set “schedule” of blog posting, other than the WednesDevotionals which I will try my hardest to maintain. This is not to say I won’t be posting AT ALL. Heck, I may end up posting MORE frequently as the Spirit moves, I don’t know.
All I DO know is that I’m not going to HAVE to post anything so I can: a) concentrate more in earnest on my book project(s) . . . yeah, there’s more than one now; and, b) not have to hold to any type of schedule, thereby putting out a poorly thought-out crap post just to hold to some self-imposed deadline.
You all, dear readers, are worth more to me than that.
Thank you to everyone who tunes in on a (semi) regular basis. I truly appreciate every one of you, and all of the comments, and pseudo-relationships I’ve been able to develop over the almost two years of doing Spiritual Drift. I’ll still be here, and I’ll check in with all of you and your own musings whenever I can.
But for now, the road has forked. And I’ve picked my path. Wish me luck. Send me prayers. And most importantly, keep on blogging! I’ve learned a lot from all of you; with a special shout-out to J.S., Guy, Unkle, Nate, Chief, Linden and way too many others to name here.
See ya’ll soon!