I thought that being unemployed would give me a chance to write more. While it is true that I have started to write a third novel, I have almost finished editing the first novel and I have started to transfer to my laptop and started editing my second novel, I have completely and utterly neglected my blog.
Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.
To my friends that might just click on my Facebook link (by accident or on purpose) that leads you to my blog you'll understand that my lack of post is not only limited to blogging. To the random stranger that has somehow found Aspiring Toward Austen and was hoping for useful information or if you were just hoping for a bit of entertainment, I am sorry I have let you down.
I am not one to openly discuss or bring up my writing as I found out not so long ago. Not only am I afraid of the critique be it good or bad, I am embarrassed and quite bashful when it comes to discussing it and that might just be the root of my lack of blogging. The following quote best describes me.
"Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story, but don't want to make eye contact while doing it." -John Green.
Bear with me or better yet join me as I try to find my voice outside of writing novels, as I stumble on this path that i have chosen, while I master the art of making eye contact while telling a story, as I gain trust in myself as a writer and as I strive to achieve the ultimate validation of a published work.