Last year when I started working on my novel in earnest, I felt that I needed to give myself the space to focus on it exclusively. I put aside both writing short stories and this blog. I had hoped to complete the novel in one year but I’m now looking at something more like 18 months. I am happy to adjust my goal in this case. I have learned so much about writing long-form fiction as I have slowly scaled the mountain that is this draft. I still have a lot to learn, but now that finishing is on the horizon, I’m ready at least to rejoin the blogosphere.
While I haven’t been blogging, I have been doing other things with both online and IRL writing communities, and I will be putting together the Armadillocon Writing Workshop (see sidebar) again this year. Since I need to get some more words written for my novel and also need to get the word out about the workshop I’ll be hosting a cabin at Camp Nano in April. Check out the next post for more information.