This will be my last Saturday post in awhile; next Saturday I’m moving! We haven’t decided which Internet provider we’ll use in the new house, so no guarantees on when we’ll get connected. Here’s the irony: two weeks after we move in, my son and I are visiting my parents for a two week vacation! So I’ll definitely have Internet at their house, and maybe some time to fire up the blog.
I am obsessive when it comes to unpacking. Once we move in, I keep unpacking until I collapse in bed at night. Then I get up and do it again, and again, until the last box is emptied. Yeah, I have issues. I hate leaving things unfinished. I’ll have to learn to deal with it though, cause this house will be a work-in-progress for quite awhile. Lots of little things to fix up, and possibly some remodeling in the future. Anyway, it will be good to get away for two weeks and not obsess over it!
So I hope to blog a little in November and December, and then return to a normal schedule in January. But in my absence these next few weeks, ponder the future of this website. What do you need to help you be a better writer? Because it might seem like I’m just here to ramble, but I’m actually here to help you! And I want to know the best way to approach usefulness.
A few people have expressed interest in an online book club, so I’ll try to start that in December. I’m thinking we’ll read and discuss one book a month. But consider the type of book club you want. Do you want me to choose the books, or do you want to choose? Should I post a lot of detailed questions, or just open the floor to discussion? Any ideas or requests?
I’m also thinking about a winter project on revision. Remember “Summer’s Ultimate Novel,” when I discussed the first draft process for two months? Well, the logical follow-up to that is a series on second drafts! I could start posting information in December, and then you could revise over Christmas break and January. What do you think—good idea or bad?? Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!
Well, I haven’t planned much beyond that, but I’m open to suggestions. Tell me what you’d like to see, and I’ll consider it! By the way, this site just reached 5000 hits! I know that’s peanuts compared to some sites, but I’m easily impressed. And I love you loyal readers who visit every week. Thanks for hanging with me!