Does this post count?

You know what’s really strange? When I was drowning in work, studies, housework and all the other activities I “volunteered” for, I had more blogging time. But now that studies are finished and there’s significantly more time on my hands, I haven’t written a real post in a while. How bizarre!

I think it might be that I tend to be frightfully organised when I have a lot to do. I schedule EVERYTHING into my calendar. For instance, “draft a blog post” used to come up on Sunday 9.30pm and if I was happy with the post, I’d schedule it to publish at some date in the future.

Now, I keep telling myself I have loads of time – surely I’ll blog more, write more but it hasn’t worked out that way. I once heard someone say, ‘If you want something done, give it to a busy person.’ How else can I explain doing NaNoWriMo 2011 (where I wrote over 50,000 words in 30 days) when I was neck deep in school work, office work and house work but this year, I just skived it.

Honestly, I think I needed a break. At first, I was bored senseless. Then over time, I began to enjoy the silence that generated from not doing anything. I felt an odd peace that meant I got comfortable loitering.

As great as this irresponsible loitering has been, I need to re-engage now. My left hand’s twitching. I start a new chapter of my life next year with a new job in January. It’s really exciting and I’m looking forward to throwing all my (now latent) passion at it. I can’t wait. I also plan to throw some love at this blog and get cracking with more frequent posting. I may get shot for failing on that promise but please remember that I always rise again – and I’ll always write, if not here then somewhere….in my notebook, or on a blank Word document or behind my napkin at dinner. Hopefully, it won’t come to that.



  1. I wonder if the blog was your ‘me’ time amid all the demands on your time? Your outlet for your own thoughts, as opposed to external demands on your mental efforts.
    Anyway, I hope you get writing again: I miss your posts 🙂


  2. I love writing and have plenty of time all the same. Even with a one blog a month goal. I find myself still waiting till the last minute to write. Funny how that works out…


  3. Most writers seem to have a love-hate relationship with the activity of writing. I usually keep putting it off, but then once I get started, I find myself wondering what the problem was.

    Good luck with the new job. And, yes, this post definitely counts.


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