My blogging has been scrambled for the last little while. It’s also been scarce; I admit I haven’t had much going on! It’s so easy to let a week go by, then five, then fifteen. . .
I’m up in the middle of the night right now because a delicious autumn storm woke me, and it’s gorgeous witnessing it, hearing the trees come alive at every branch when they are usually silent. It’s the kind of warmer storm you can let swirl in through open windows.
I love wind because it mixes things up, refreshing everything at the particulate level. I tend to like change a lot. But sometimes, the swirl of it all keeps me from moving forward on specific projects, even though a lot is happening inside my little writing world.
Just not blogging!
Part of my difficulty was topic confusion. To fix that, I’m splitting my channels as follows:
- My book-specific sites such as PeacockLavine.com will describe a given series, its characters, and its world to new readers.
- This blog CindyGrigg.com will become more focused and dedicated to my fiction, such as research for my books, more in-depth stuff about character development, and so on. If you already like reading my fiction and want to know more about either the microcosmos of my writing life or the topics I’m writing about, that’s this blog.
- I have more personal thoughts I’m beginning to want to write about as far as my faith and particularly pertaining to being single within Mormondom, so I finally figured out how to approach that as a separate site I’m calling Crumbs From the Master’s Table (refers to a scripture I like). This is where I’ll get into my personal thoughts, beyond what I go into on CindyGrigg.com.
- Finally, I have the vision I’ve been struggling without, regarding TheProductiveAuthor.com as well. That will continue to be where I explore writing tools and the writing craft, with other authors as the audience. I’ll be renovating a few things there before the new year.
I’ll be moving content around a bit, with an approach I can sustain and keep straight long-term. That’s the hope anyway!
In Summary: The Power of Reassessment
Reassessment (and wind storms!) help me transform, so it’s fun to finally get some traction around all this.
And it’s fun to have it happening on a day that’s significant to me personally, because it’s a special day for someone in my life who matters to me immensely and whom I deeply admire–one of my absolute heroes. Someone who continues evolving and reassessing, and who I’m deeply proud of. . .so I’m doubly inspired.