Here we are. Two years after I lost my creative mojo, and I’m sitting here on the cusp of a brand new website, and a new creative drive.
You may have noticed that the old posts from my author journal are no longer around. I decided that with the inception of a brand new creative venture, it’s time to wipe the slate clean and start over fresh. I loved the community I built on it, but it got to the point where I was severely negative about myself.
And it wasn’t getting any better.
So it was time to retire that journal, and start new. So after more than a decade of using WordPress as my blogging platform, I’m now using Squarespace. Why? Mostly because they offered it as part of the hosting package, but also because it was the easiest way to separate myself from my old site.
It’s hard to let go of the past, of course, and part of that does define me. But because I no longer want to be just an author, but a creative in all things, and that’s how I want to be defined, it’s become necessary to let go. Because I took so much time off from writing, I had to get a full-time job that zaps my creative vibes to pay bills. Here’s the challenge for me. I want to get back to being creative full-time, and that’s where you guys come in.
I need your help.
Once I get going, and start posting the stuff I create, I need you guys to help me share it with the world. I need you guys to encourage me to create and have fun with it. Pat my head and tell me I’m pretty. Ok, maybe not that last part, but I won’t get mad if you want to do that. Haha.
Most everything will be on my Patreon page, which you are more than welcome to pledge to to help me out, but it won’t be required. I will post some things here too, and I hope that you guys will enjoy them.
Why did I do this?
I’ve kind of explained that it’s a time of change for me, and that I needed to toss out the old to bring in the fresh and new. The bottom line here is that I hold on to things, and I’m incapable of letting go sometimes. By deleting all, and starting over, I’m forcing myself to move forward.
My primary plan is to blog here at least once a week. Updates on what I’m doing, sharing new work. Anything I can think of that I think that y’all will enjoy and love seeing as much as I loved creating. I don’t know how it’s going to work out yet, but I’m optimistic for the first time in months. I’m excited, and full of energy.
It’s like the beginning of a book for me, when it’s all fresh and new and I don’t know yet where I’m going to go with it.
Stick with me.
Dream with me.
Create with me.
It’s gonna be a blast. I just know it.