What's Going On? The Joy And Consequences Of A Writing Slump

Apologies to anyone out there, actually reading this blog, for the quiet stretch. It seems as though I'm in a bit of a writing slump; caused by lack of prioritization and life in general, and have just cracked the whip on myself to get back on the writing wagon. However,  it also seems as though there is a good balance of good and bad to this brief pause in writing, so of course I must share that with you as well...

I am no longer enrolled in the HPAP, but have previously hinted about that. To put it plainly, I feel that this isn't the best way to spend my precious writing time. And the only thing I can really say about the program is that it just wasn't for me. Those who are looking to pursue a web writing career, will most likely find it incredibly helpful and an enlightening use of time. That being said, I only lasted two of the six months, so I don't have the most well-rounded view of the program. I am very grateful for being accepted in the first place, and wish all of my fellow teammates the best of luck and continued success.

On the other side of the coin, I have gotten some solid reading in lately, and feel very good about that because I know it will fuel my writing, down the road. In less than 24 hours I have; devoured A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux (and before you roll your eyes at me too hard, it's because it has a time-travel element in the story and I've read it multiple times since 1989); written a full story plot line for the first time ever in my life; and read a healthy portion of the Writer's Market for Short Stories & Novels to get me going on the right track again. I've been good at telling myself  "writers must read--and read often" with the added bonus of no guilt attached (by thinking I should be doing something else "more productive").

All good things that. So off I go, to get more writing done. The words await. Happy writing!