I have not been on my blogging A-game lately.
There is a reason for this, and it’s somewhat valid.
The book is due in less than a month. July 1, to be exact, which is 23 days from now. This date haunts my dreams, swirls up into my consciousness while I try to drink coffee and read the alt-weekly, gives me a little panic attack every time I look at my countdown clock and realize there is one day less.
I was talking to my boyfriend about this, and he noted that right now, I’m an A- or B+ student in lots of arenas of my life.
“But for the next month, you need to be an A++ student in one subject, and a B, B-, maybe even C in the other ones.”
I am pretty sure he’s right. My fear is this very, very low-stakes Schindler’s List-style scenario where I hand in the book and then angst about interviews I could’ve done, time I could’ve spent, useful things I could’ve included if only I’d put a little bit more effort into it. With all my heart, I want to write a good — not great, but good, useful, funny, helpful — book.
Equally important is writing a good —not great, but good, etc., — blog. Lately, it’s been mediocre as I try to get out posts between endless interviews and edits.
TL;DR: Entries are going to be slow this next month, probably two or three per week as opposed to the near-daily rate I usually shoot for. I hand in the book on July 1, and plan to go on a weeklong
bender vacation during which I will not write one single word. July 7, I will be back to the daily grind. I’m sorry, guys. I hope so much that y’all will keep sending in your amazing suggestions, submitting insightful and hilarious comments and generally being the best.