My year without Blogging

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It’s been a long while since my last blog entry. One whole year and three days has passed by since I last put pen to paper here! This was not unforeseen: I realised early last year that I was being drawn onto a new and different path, as a fledgling writer of fiction that is. I have surprised myself by managing to churn out over twenty short stories since March 2019, many of which are still works in progress as I slowly find my feet in what feels like a whole new world. Last year I read Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury,and things kind of unfolded from there. This is a new experience which blogging has no doubt helped steer me into and helped prepare me for. In many ways, after all, writing is writing- a thing that requires us to put ourselves out there, on days both good and bad. It can be lonely and frustrating, but we press on because it’s worth it! When I look back at some of my blog entries now I feel proud at what I managed to do- all my hard work, and the joy and satisfaction that I felt at a piece well done. And as for the people who I follow and who have followed me, whose writing I have so enjoyed, admired, been deeply touched by, even at times amazed by- a whole gamut of responses and emotions have come up for me just in being part of this community of writers. And whether I blog here once a week or once a year, there is no doubt that this community has been a joy, an education, and a source of inspiration to me, and I will always be grateful for that. Thank you ♥

10 thoughts on “My year without Blogging

  1. Annette le Roux 2020-02-17 / 4:04 pm

    Wow Amanda, you have quite an impressive body of work! Hope that means you get compensated for your blood sweat and tears.

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    • amanda 2020-02-18 / 11:48 am

      Yes I’m hoping so too! Eventually…..

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  2. The Cedar Journal 2020-02-17 / 5:08 pm

    It is always hard to start in a new direction and it seems it has been great for you in the last year. Awesome.
    Look forward to seeing you again on this platform when you decide it is right for you. Until then best wishes for continued success.

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    • amanda 2020-02-18 / 11:58 am

      Just as you say: hard to go off in a new direction, but I know this is right for me. Thank you for the support and encouragement

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  3. eastwinglifestyle.com 2020-02-18 / 1:49 pm

    That’s wonderful news Amanda. Follow your heart and your dreams and enjoy every moment of your new adventure. I am sure it will lead to success and fulfilment.

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  4. amanda 2020-02-18 / 5:19 pm

    Lovely to get your well wishes. Thank you so much. Hope all is well with you

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  5. jkaybay 2020-03-06 / 5:33 am

    Welcome back, Amanda! Writing is a wonderful pursuit, isn’t it?

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  6. amanda 2020-03-06 / 10:22 am

    Thanks James. Indeed… and perseverance is key so I make sure to do my bit every day! Hope that all is well with you

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