I need to apologize for my absence. For the past three years, I have been immersed in college for the second time in my life. Writing, when it is not for yourself, drains you of all the energy and creativity you once had. Whenever I wrote something or came up with an idea, I would save it for possible use in one of my classes, rather than working on it and sharing it here. When I first started writing, all I wrote was poetry. Several years after that, when I started this blog, I started to write short stories. Over the past three years, I have had to write poems, short stories, part of a novel, a play that was more a screenplay, part of a memoir, and a comedic monologue. Despite, or possibly because of, this variety, I have felt drained. I have been rewriting rather than drafting something new. I have been hoarding ideas rather than writing them out and seeing what they could become. I have watched a part of me gather dust as I clung to shinier thoughts. And for that, I am sorry.
I want to thank those of you who have waited patiently and those of you who have incessantly nagged me to write again. I am writing to tell you that I will write again. Soon. The next post you receive will be under a new name. In an attempt to force me to write more, I am going to change the name of the blog to OnLosingYourKeys.com. It will be a minor renovation: new name, new about, new content, same layout, same management. There won’t be any free champagne or cookies, but do tell your friends and family about it.
All the best,