So. Hey there. How’s it going? Been a while, hasn’t it? Instead of clothes and potential outfits, my view lately has been some tea and my laptop (and yes, some nail polish when I need a break).
Ok, that’s a lie. Of course the clothes are still everywhere. Surely you noticed that J. Crew magazine in the photo.
So honestly, I didn’t mean to take a step back from the blog. At least not such a big step. I love this blog and the little community it’s created, but I also needed to prioritize. I had finally gotten to a point where I was ready to tackle that thing which I had been dreaming about doing since I was little – and had been working on in earnest on since the beginning of that year. If you follow me on Twitter, you may already know what I did.
I wrote a book.
It’s a first draft of a book, which means it’s bad. Seriously, I went back and edited it and was mortified. But it’s done. The words are all there, even if they’re jumbled and don’t make much sense and are going to be hacked to bits when my editor gets her hands … er, eyes on them. But it’s DONE. And I cannot adequately explain how massive an accomplishment that seems to me, except to say I celebrated it for two weeks, then started on book #2. These books will hopefully become part of a five-book series that I plan on selling one day – fingers crossed, in the not-too-distant future.
But here’s the thing about writing: it’s really, really hard. Even if it’s been your dream since you were 5 to write a book, it’s hard. And then you get done with one, and you
have to get to start the next one. I’m really, really excited about my books, but I also know that I can’t do it all. Life + work + friends + animals + writing + blog = a lot of half-assed things. So unfortunately blog got the short stick and had to go quiet. At least for a while.
I don’t really know what all this means for the blog. I have so missed writing about my outfits – but what I’ve really missed is talking to all of you. This is a very long-winded way of me saying I’m sorry for abandoning this blog, and I promise I’ll be back in some capacity – I’m just not sure when, nor how.
I hope you all are doing very well. If it’s any consolation, I’m still shopping like mad (and still very active on Twitter, so come say hi).