You’ll be back, time will tell

Long time no see, eh? If you’re even a slightly-frequent reader of this blog, then you might have noticed that I have been MIA for the past few weeks. In truth, since September really, I’ve not entirely been feeling my blog. Every post I’ve written has felt like a chore. That’s not to say I haven’t been reading, but even that has been less frequent that I would like. I’ve still been around generally but I haven’t been participating in as many readalongs or readathons and I’ve felt much less engaging with the online book community than previously. My Booktube watchlist is at a frankly horrifying number of unwatched videos so the less said about that the better. The upshot of which, though, has been that even when I haven’t felt inspired on my own, I also haven’t felt inspired by other people’s content either. I could say it’s a combination of things that has caused this slight hiatus but, if I’m honest, the overwhelming thing has just been a lack of inspiration and motivation.

However, as NaNoWriMo has come to a close in the last few days, I’ve had more time to think about writing things that aren’t fictional. I have realised I do miss blogging which has been a slight revelation. It wasn’t that I ever thought I’d want to quit blogging, but I didn’t realise just how much I enjoyed having an outlet until I wasn’t using it as an outlet. I have been writing some fictional bits and pieces for NaNo in November (and I won, for the first time ever, a discussion post about which I’m sure will come!) and I do enjoy the act of writing. And I miss blogging.

So, I’m going to try to make a real effort in December, and in the months to come, to blog more. I did think ‘oh maybe I should wait until 2020 and do a revamp of my blog, New Year, new start etc. etc.’ but then I realised, the passing of one year to the next is just the arbitrary passage of time so why not do things now, instead of waiting for January? I think I may accidentally end up doing Blogmas but we shall see if the motivation holds out long enough for that!

This is just to  (re)say: hi, hello, howdy, hola, how have you all been? Have you been doing well? What’s changed in the last few months? Do you have any super important life or reading updates I should know? Let me know in the comments and I hope to be around more this month, and in the months to come!


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