We’re back! After a two-ish week hiatus The Course of Events rises from the grave!
What did that hiatus do for me? Well, I went backpacking in the Grand Canyon, specifically at some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.
We hiked around Havasu Falls in the Havasupai Reservation for three days, the above picture is of Havasu Falls itself but there are four other waterfalls that were also pictures of splendor and natural beauty.
The Havasupai are truly a lucky people. I am so fortunate to have been able to experience the falls over the weekend.
I realized a few things while I was out there. After four or five days of no writing, no thinking about my stories or my obligations back home, and absolutely zero social media, I started pondering why I’m running this blog in the first place.
But first, let me just say that staying off social media for awhile was a-MAY-zing! Ugh, one of my friends on the trip can tell you that, when she found the rare wifi signal and got on facebook, I wanted NONE of those stories.
I wanted to be cut off from the outside world and a lonely village at the bottom of a canyon was the perfect place to hide away.
But back to the blog…
I still want to maintain The Course of Events. I’ve made new friends (hi readers and blogging friends!) and I like writing the posts! Maintaining a blog also represents an ability to make regular deadlines and come up with new content. That’s kind of important to me as a budding writer.
But…it ain’t all fun and games. I’m revising an old manuscript and outlining a new one. I need to let my focus linger on that. This blog is for fun, but those stories need to be told.
And I want this blog to be for FUN! Not for work. Especially because I’m not getting paid for it.
So! This will be the last Thursday post for a while. I’ll be putting out regular Monday posts–hopefully weekly. I already have some planned, a few book reviews and a few things to talk about that I think are new and quirky and maybe a little sideways.
I’ll see you on Monday with some thoughts on visualizing characters and how I think I might do that differently from other people…