Well one thing is certainly clear. I can’t do it all. I can’t stay home with a toddler full-time, work steadily on freelance writing and keep up with regular blog posts. It’s impossible. Every time the writing picks up, the blog falls by the wayside. It’s a good problem to have, I suppose. The blog is pretty much a hobby and it doesn’t really matter if it falls by the wayside, if paid writing is taking up my time. But the writing is not full-time or part-time, it’s just writing and I take on what I can handle when I can handle it.
The flip side is, as I’ve said before, it ebbs and flows. So when I have some time between deadlines I can pick it back up, and I always will. I still haven’t gotten this blog to the place I want it or written the kinds of service posts I want to write (posts that serve a purpose for readers). But stick with me and I’ll get there! The beauty of it is there is no deadline (maybe that’s the problem… working to deadline, I can do). I just need to be better organized and get myself ahead of the game. I’d love to always have some posts in my back pocket for when the days are crazier. But I’ll cut myself some slack. These are busy times. We’ve got a lot going on. My family is young and there’s lots of time to take this where I want to go.
In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been up to. Just click on any of the articles you are interested in to have a read (except for the first, you’ll have it pick up a copy of the magazine for that one!).
I’m very excited about my first piece in East Coast Living. Pick up a copy of the spring issue for my article on freshening up the front porch for spring!
My first review of a short story collection: Freedom Songs by Kathleen Winter
And there’s more to come, which I’ll share as they are published!