So here’s the thing.

I started this blog with the intention of using it to force myself to write.  To hold myself accountable so that I would finish the book (and then write the next one!).

But it hasn’t really worked out that way.

I haven’t been using it as a motivator.  I have actually been ignoring it completely.  And the book along with it.

I have a great story to tell.  But now this blog makes it obvious how long it’s taken me and how hard it is and how easily I let other things take precedence.  It makes it obvious that I’m not a Type A who gets it all done.

I have been thinking I need to delete all the posts on the blog and move on.  I’m still working on the book.  Occasionally.  This weekend I made some progress on those notes from the coach I hired 9 months ago.  Nine months – just like that (snap your fingers for me, will you?).  Poof!

However, I just went back and re-read all the posts, and for a while it was motivating, and I was making progress.  I made a lot of progress and I got farther in the book than I would have had I not started this process.

So, for now, I am keeping the blog up.  I may even start posting more regularly and get that motivation thing going again (it helps that the day job has slowed down a bit).

If nothing else I can practice my Russian by reading through the comments left by all the spammers who think I have a great site and want to sell me a variety of pharmaceuticals or porn.  Yay.

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Gale Michaels is an author looking for her place between suspense and romance.

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