.....life is too short to dwell on things that don't 'work'!
I've become quite disenchanted with writing recently. The desire isn't there in the same way. Deadlines have come and gone and although I've had 'ideas' (too many, actually!) setting aside time to create something that others might like to read is becoming increasingly difficult. Coupled with this is the sense that it is just way too hard to get anything published these days - and I won't go down the route of self-publishing! It may work for some people, but I just don't have the energy to jump up and down shouting 'READ MY STUFF' every five minutes on Facebook and/or Twitter. (sorry - I've had to 'mute' a few people!)
And, seriously - if I've spent a lot of time and effort crafting something I can't see the point of selling it at 99p a throw! (or even for free!) True, some say you have to do that to get your work read and 'grow' a following; but once it's out 'there' and available it can never be considered by regular publishing houses at a later stage, should you finally hit the jackpot and sign a contract! (that's my understanding, anyway) Plus, there is so much poorly/un-edited stuff out there in self-publishing-land (once called 'vanity publishing') that your work may be swamped in the dross, anyway!
Even getting people to read AND comment on blogs is often difficult enough! So, I'm calling a halt for a while. That doesn't mean I shan't be blogging here anymore; rather it means that I'll be spending a bit more time over at my alter-ego, The Knitting Assassin! blog. There is something fulfilling about creating things that are pretty as well as useful - and to my eclectic mind, it's nice to ring the changes now and then.
I'll still be adding the odd posts here at IRTGQ - they'll be eclectic and odd things that strike me, like a Forrest Gump-style box of choc'lits - 'yuh never know whatcha gonna get!' ....hence the piccie for this post! ;-)
But feel free, do drop by to any of my blogs (links under the header, up at the top of this page). I ask only one thing - PLEASE leave a 'calling card' (comment) so I know who's visited! I like to get back to folks if they've been gracious enough to air their views!
Catch you around, chaps! (and chapesses!)