January 6, 2012 | By: Tracy

What The Hell Am I Doing Here?

Okay, so, that's a loaded question that can be taken several different ways.

But for the sake of keeping it real in 2012, I'm going to admit it's a question I asked myself more than once over the past few months. Now, I can say that I was super busy (which I was) and that's why I went AWOL for a few months, but that's only part of the story.

Truthfully, I was kinda burnt out.

Back in the day, I started a blog because that's what you're supposed to do when you're a would-be author, right? And for a while it was a ton of fun!

But then I realized all I was doing was talking about writing. Now, I love writing. Duh! Why else would I still be hanging around, trying to carve a place out for myself in the slippery slope of authordom? (Not to be confused with authordumb, which is another ailment I often suffer from). That being said...

There's only so much I can say about the craft of writing from my current perspective, and very little of it is stuff the majority of you haven't already discovered for yourselves. Honestly, after a while, I started feeling like Bubba from Forrest Gump, just rambling off all the different ways to fix shrimp, until.... 


"Well, I guess that's about it."


Since I couldn't think of anything useful or helpful or new to post about every other day, I just sort of stopped posting entirely. And I was okay with that...except, I honestly missed you guys! *group hug*

So, I decided to come back to Blog Land, say screw it to all the "rules" about when I should post and what I should talk about. I'm not going to worry about "building a brand". I'm just going to do what you should do with a blog...have fun with it! I mean, in the end isn't that what we really go around reading these things for anyway ...the personalities behind the blogger?

Oh, this doesn't mean I'm foresaking writing talk (as if I could), just that I'll be sprinkling in more of the rest of me throughout my entries. Meaning...me thinks more pictures of pretty looking men & discussions about my fave TV shows will find their way into my blog posts. :D

So...what all did I miss while I was gone?

10 witty remarks:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Yay, you're back, Tracy!!!! Of course I didn't miss you 'cause we talk all the time on email, but now I'll get to see pictures of smokin' men (to keep me happy when smokin' hubby is at work). :D

Cynthia said...

So glad you are back. I was going to drop you a line to see what happened to you today. You beat me too it.

Meredith said...

Yay for pretty looking men and TV shows! Can't wait to see what you come up with. :) So glad you're committed to having fun with the blog!

Patti said...

I've totally missed your Would you rather Wednesdays and like Stina said, all the hot guys.

I'm with you on having fun with your blog. I'm not one for offering advice.

KarenG said...

I think blogging has to be fun or forget about it. Otherwise it's much too easy to get burned out. Welcome back!

Kari Marie White said...

I could use some pretty looking men to drive me to distraction! Bring it on. Glad your back :)

Diana said...

Well, looks like you and I were both AWOL. I bailed too. If I had to write about characterization or my WIP one more time, I might've just plucked out all my eyebrows and who wants to be eyebrow-less? not me, painted on eyebrows scare me. Anyway, I just decided to jump back in too. Welcome back. Good luck and hope to see ya around. ;)

Jessica Bell said...

Way to go! Great to have you back. I've missed you too! :o) yeah, no need to plan what you're going to post. I NEVER do. Most of the time when I get up in the morning, it just comes when I click NEW POST. lol. Best and only way to do it I say! :o)

Chris Phillips said...

Glad you are back. I lost 65 lbs and am now trying to learn interpretive dance.

alexia said...

Sounds good to me! Blogs are just supposed to be online journals anyways, so write whatever floats your boat. As for me, I'm about to start edits on my second book. That's about it.

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