*waves nervously* Do you guys even remember me? It has definitely been an incredibly long time since the last time I blogged, tweeted or posted pictures on Instagram. Lately social media has been pushed to the background for a while. But during that time I have missed all of you so much — I know that I have plenty to catch on, as well as many blog posts to read and comment on.
So, why have I been completely MIA? Well, to be completely honest with you all, I have been experiencing one of the worst reading and writing slumps ever. Since finishing my thesis and heading into what we will label “the real world” finding a nice balance has been increasingly difficult. I am working a lot more, trying to have some sort of social life (*cough*dating*cough*) and I have been focusing a lot on my health. (I’ve actually managed to lose quite a lot of weight these past few months, and I am actually feeling pretty great.)
Unfortunately, reading, writing and blogging have taken a backseat. This has really annoyed because these three things have always been my creative outlet. A place for me to express myself without fear of judgement.
But I am very dedicated to coming back. Things are still hectic, especially at work, but I want to make time for my passions again. Until the New Year, my blogging will still probably be quite sporadic, but I am hoping that by January I will have worked out some kind of blogging schedule that I can keep. I really hope that you want to continue this journey with me.
I have been reading (or I should say trying to read) the exact same book, The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, for a little bit over a month now. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this book — in fact, it is just as amazing as the first three books in the series. But my motivation to actually read it has significantly dwindled since finishing my thesis and getting more hours at work. When I get home, I may read a chapter here and there, but I find myself wanting to do other things like spending time with my boyfriend… or napping haha.
I’m hoping that I will have this book completed soon though. *fingers crossed*
I really, really don’t think that I have been experiencing a writing slump. It is just that I have very little time to dedicate to my writing. This sounds like a really pathetic excuse, however after spending hours working in retail and dealing with the rush of customers doing their Christmas shopping, I just want to eat and sleep before having to repeat everything the next day.
Though, I currently have a little over 13k words of my book. I am so deeply in love with the characters and the plot — all of the characters have not stopped whispering in my ear despite the fact I haven’t been writing constantly. As long as they keep are talking to me, this book will be written. In fact, after I press “publish” for this post, I am opening my word document and stepping back into the fantasy world that I created.
Wish me luck.