Oh my, things have been a little slow. By a little, I mean unacceptable. Most of my readers will cut me some slack, they understand. They’re mostly family and friends. They also keep me going. The occasional comment on a post, telling me they like my blog and general encouragement goes farther than they’ll ever know. I can never thank them enough.
But yeah, the summer has really hurt my momentum. Let me rephrase that. The awesome summer I’ve been spending with family, friends and generally enjoying the beautiful weather has been detrimental to my commitment of posting so many a week. Try and wag your finger at me.
I’ve been seeing this project as a marathon. It’s one hell of a long run and I might’ve hit that wall. There’s no way I can just turn back, I’m nearing one third of the way there.
One thing that made me stop dead in my tracks was realizing how far I am into this. I’ve posted around 140 reviews and a few little extras like this. There’s enough in this blog already to fill a novel (with no pictures). I think it was just a couple days ago I realized this and completely geeked out. Imagine Doc Brown from Back to the Future, only in place of 1.21 gigawatts it’s, “75,000 words!”
To some people, hardcore novelists for example, that’s a wimpy number. To most of the world that’s a mind boggling amount of coherent words strung together. But I think I finally understand something I heard Joyce Carol Oates say when she visited Purdue. “Terrified, doomed eyes, this is the look of a novelist saying, What have I done?”
Oh reader, I’ll get back on this horse, find my second wind, stock up on some proverbial runner’s energy packs and all that. I just need to shake off these terrified, doomed eyes. Oh,what have I done?