Hello, wonderful readers!
It is I, Oceane, finally back (sort of) to the world of blogging. I actually am currently working on a super secret project (okay, more just like a new blog) and getting to write without any pressure to talk about anything or say something in a certain way has been REALLY refreshing. A big reason this blog has been lacking in content lately is the fact that, frankly, I feel pressured to present this blog in a certain light and I just don’t have the time or energy for that.
Honestly, do any of us? The thing is, I haven’t read a legitimate novel in close to a year, so there’s nothing for me to review. My writing has been a couple hundred words here and there at best, so there’s no new projects for me to rave about. The more time goes on, the less attached to the book world I feel. Which is sad, really, since I really, really love to write. I love to be swept away by the ideas in my head as I bring them to life with every word I type. The characters, worlds, twists & turns, and all around excitement that writing brings. Simply put, writing is one of the best things in my life.
But goodness, is it hard when I’m trying to make something of it. I haven’t published a novel in a year and a half and probably won’t for another year and a half. I have numerous projects I have to write and those I want to write. Anyone else disdainful of obligations? I’d rather be a free-writer, thank you very much; someone who can write as she pleases, about whatever she pleases. And to also keep her loyal following in the process (yes, I’m aware of how impossible that is XD)
So, for now, those of you brave enough to stick around, this blog is going to be a bit of an experiment. I’m going to write & post when I want to with what I want to share. Because the constant pressure I put on myself to put out content in a certain way or time is paralyzing and robs much of the joy that I get. Perhaps with less pressure on myself, I’ll start to re-develop that love and passion to write endlessly. But in the meantime, you’ll get my rather strange posts here & there talking about who knows what. So, if you do stick around, kudos to you! I appreciate the loyalty to such an inconsistent blogger.
But, so as not to end on a sour note, I am planning on releasing a new blog. It will be pretty different from this one, though. It won’t delve into books or my strict views on the parameters for the YA genre. It will be about what raw, real life looks like and what I wish I had known growing up. Because growing up is hard! And I’ve always felt that God gave me this desire to write for a reason, and not just for publishing books 😉 So, if that’s something you’d like to be a part of, let me know! It might speed up the “launching” process XD
Have a lovely rest of the week, folks! I hope you get to enjoy some of this gorgeous fall weather.