You may or may not have noticed that I haven't blogged in like two weeks or so. I actually kinda stopped on the 14th. Which is crazy. I did try to write a few posts and I did already have a few set to post already, but beyond that I just kinda gave up on blogging for a short period of time.
It was completely unplanned but things just snuck up on me and I didn't have the time or the state of mind to dedicate time to blogging of any sort. After the first few days I scrambled to catch up but I fell asleep while I was working on it and the next day I realized I shouldn't push and stress myself out about this. So I rolled with it and didn't stress out about it at all. I didn't allow myself to. I let this unplanned vacation from blogging happen and now I'm ready to come back.
I have been spending a TON of time on twitter lately and it has helped remind me why I started blogging and why I love the community. It's also a great place to kill time and just hang out with people, something I didn't realize I was so sorely missing since being home from school and my friends there.
One big thing happened since my little vacation happened and I wanted to bring attention to it: I started a side blog. It's called Fernweh and I'm not going to talk about it a bunch here but I thought I would mention because it will be taking a (very very small) fraction of my time. Fernweh is a small corner of the internet and is a darker place for me to just rant or talk about how I feel about the state of things or my adventures (that aren't book related). I will also be doing most of my writing posts over there from now on and if something big happens in a book I'm working on I will link it during the weekly wrap up for those who are interested. Fernweh is going to be more of a "me" blog and it's going to be intensely personal. It's a nice reprieve to have it there since I'm not super good at keeping a physical diary. I don't really expect people to visit Fernweh but I don't want to discourage you if you're interested.
Anyway, that's where I've been.
And let me say I AM SO SORRY! I didn't plan this at all and while I realize I desperately needed it I hate just disappearing like that.
Which leads me to Damage Control. Well, I'm certainly behind on what I wanted posted and read and a dozen other things blog related so these next few days will be dedicated to that. Tomorrow I'll be doing a lot of background stuff like updating goodreads and tumblr and small pieces of this blog. Thursday I don't think I'll be around but Friday I should be finishing all the bigger things I need to get caught up on and on Saturday everything will be back to normal!
Thank you for sticking with me throughout all of this, guys! I hope to be back blogging regularly by next week and I'll be back to visiting blogs and commenting on them and just re-emersing in the community again by Saturday.
See you all soon!