Honestly, I don’t have a good reason for the gap. I could use the excuse of starting two new jobs last fall that take up the majority of my time and energy every week. I might exclaim that I have a family that misses me and I want to make sure that any spare second I have is one I get to spend with them. The list could go on and on, but I’m not going to make excuses.
The simple fact is that I should have been writing and have not been. I have focused much of my spare energy (after “work” and family) on building my editing and résumé review business on Best Word Forward. I certainly urge you to check that out as there is some tie in to my writing, which is supposed to be the focus of this site. That being said, I decided recently that I couldn't forgo my “writing” anymore.
Finding a Support Group
I have also spent the past several months as part of a writer’s workshop group online. The great news about this is that is has provided me TONS of valuable feedback on my stories which will only serve to strengthen them moving forward. To that end, I have to finish (start) another story for that group so that I can have it ready for critique by the end of the month!
Lastly, I have been doing a ton of other reading and absorbing information about leadership, entrepreneurship, writing, editing, learning…the list goes on and on. I venture to say that I have learned more in the past 6 months than at any other time in my life. I've learned about what sort of husband, father, son and friend I am and would like to be. I've learned so much about what I want to do with my life, what I want to be “when I grow up.” I continue to learn that I have so much more to learn.
I’m not making any promises here in terms of how often I will post to this site. I don’t want to disappoint you, and I don’t want to disappoint me. The one promise I will make today is that it won’t be as long as six months before you hear from me again.