So… What Now?

So… What Now?

With Blaugust wrapping last week and realizing I absolutely needed a break after creating a post a day for an entire month, you all might have noticed that I suddenly went radio silent after September 1, 2021. Truth be told, y’all, I needed a mental health break after that. Because I went that hard for an entire month, the thought of creating any future blog posts was just completely overwhelming to me. In situations like that, I’ve found it best to step back for a bit and then come back at it revitalized with fresh eyes and possibly thoughts about new blog posts.

Unfortunately, the break didn’t exactly work out as I intended.

That’s not to say that it wasn’t necessary, of course. It absolutely was. Because I took that break, my brain was willing to be creative again after a few days.

However, the thought of logging in to handle the blog still felt like too much. I didn’t want to write. I barely wanted to stream or deal with any of the inner workings of the blog I’ve been trying to figure out.

Hell, I barely wanted to create other content in an attempt to diversify my income, and it definitely didn’t help that my brain seemed to be stuck wondering what exactly it was that I was going to do now that Blaugust was over.

As a result, the blog break turned out to be a bit longer than I originally intended it to be.

I’m back now, though, and I can honestly say that I haven’t exactly figured it all out. I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to be doing next with this blog. I have a few posts lined up, but I’m worried I’m going to be holding them to a higher standard than I did my Blaugust posts.

I even have thoughts about potentially participating in NaNoWriMo this year, something I haven’t done in years.

Will I?

Am I actually prepared for anything that may come next?

Guess we’ll just have to see, won’t we?

2 thoughts on “So… What Now?

  1. Welcome back! And hoo boy at even considering NaNo while still being tired off the back of Blaugust. Like you, I haven’t participated in years — a great many years in my case — but I can say when I did, I found it significantly more difficult than Blaugust.

    Whatever you decide there though, certainly hope you continue here! And also consider the age old advice that Krikket recently spoke to again as well — not letting perfect be the enemy of done (or good, depending on the version of the quote you’re listening to). 🙂

  2. Honestly, it can be overwhelming but I’m glad you took a break and that you’re back. I’d take it one step at the time and write a little bit here and there. I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Take breaks where needed! Mental Health is important.

    Considering NaNo, btw, is… Interesting to say the least. 🙂 looking forward to what else you’ll write!

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