Greetings! I want to thank all of you who follow this blog. I love writing about writing and other sundries, but I feel that I need to change my blogging schedule for a while. Unfortunately, it’s all about time for me these days.
In part, this stems from working 25-30 hours a week as an assistant pastor at a United Methodist Church. Anyone who is employed by a church can tell you that those 25-30 hours do not translate into a regular schedule. Generally, I work Sundays (naturally), and Monday thru Thursday. However, I also may work on a Saturday. On Sundays my hours will vary anywhere from 4 to 9 or 10 hours, depending upon what we are doing. Sometimes, as in the summer, I may be involved in a days-long activity, such as a mission trip, our church’s booth at the 4-H Fair, or other events.
All part-time authors must work our writing in around our other vocation and daily life (family and friends, groceries, cleaning, doctor visits, car repairs, and so on). Finding writing time is a constant juggling act.
I find that writing one blog takes me about 1-2 hours, sometimes 3, depending upon what I am writing about. Obviously, anything having to do with the history behind historical fiction takes a bit longer because I need to assemble and check my facts and put up notes on resources.
As a result, my time for writing historical fiction and promoting my published stories has been curtailed because something new (the blog) was added to the juggling act. I love my fans and love my stories, and so, at this point, I need to cut back on the blogging.
After some consideration, I think posting three times a week will help me meet my goals as an author. I hope you don’t mind, but this is something I need to do.
The Squeaking Blog will now appear Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to give me more time to do research, write fiction, and promote my published stories.
Thank you for understanding.
See you Wednesday!
Janet Stafford, Squeaking Pips Founder