Scratch that. Not the part about blogging not being dead. The part where I write about writing.
I’ve been at this blog for over a year now and yes, I posted about writing for a while. If you want to know my thoughts on writing process, you can go to those early posts. (My very first post, Five Reasons I Hate Giving Publishing Advice is the most popular one.)
After a while though, I just wasn’t as excited to write about writing and so I stopped posting for a long time. It’s not that I don’t want to blog, it’s just that I have a lot of topics on my mind, other than writing. Stuff like mending clothes and sewing and gardening and reading and the creative process and goodness knows what else. Writing about writing it turns out, just isn’t what I want to share with you.
I’m still a writer of course, but I’m exploring and re-defining that too. For the last fifteen years I’ve worked on mystery novels and I will likely have more of those in my future. But this year of 2022, I’m burnt out from novel writing. I’ve decided to spend the whole year doing other kinds of creative work – collaborations and explorations, some may be around writing and others around other kinds of creative expression.
Maybe this blog will be about that. A place for my thoughts to go. Thoughts with lots of context, which is what gets stripped out (along with my data) when I share on social media. If you enjoy reading along with my journey, I’m happy to have you here with me.
So, welcome to my blog! Who knows what it’s about? I sure don’t!
This isn’t the only outlet I have for my writing. Every month, I write a letter to my readers, where I share a behind-the-scenes view of my work-in-progress, a mystery set in Montreal in 1947. Lots of readers write back, and we have this whole fun thing going on. If you want in, you can sign up here.