So I was thinking …
Since I’ve got a full plate right now and since it’s bugging the hell out of me that I’m too busy to write the lengthy narratives I sooo love writing for you guys …
I ask you:
Is it better to have frequent, but shorter and less thoughtful posts? Or to have sporadic, but longer and more careful posts? The essay-style stories now take me years to finish due to my recent evaporation of free time.
When I started the Lance I told myself I would never fill it with blather. Now I’m beginning to think that approach is stifling me, or in the very least preventing me from keeping the site current.
I find myself starting posts only to abandon them in my draft folder because my mood has shifted, or because I’ve gotten bored with the topic, or because Henry has woken from his 30-minute power nap, or because when I’m writing for work I’m usually too mentally exhausted to write for pleasure.
So tell me: would you rather I just post stuff, regardless of whether it meets my stupid self-imposed standards? Or would you rather I continue to chip away slowly at longer stories – a process that seems especially daunting these days as I struggle to finish everyday chores such as, you know … laundry, cooking, cleaning and all the other domestic nonsense I’m forever sucking at.
I ask because I honestly don’t know if anyone cares. Your feedback on this matter would be incredibly valuable to me.
PS. Growling photo by Joe, taken this weekend at a beautiful wedding in North Florida.