Sweet Nothings

Halfway

Partial-eclipse snapshot I took at a sculpture garden in Houston, TX

Do you ever find yourself pulled in so many directions that you almost feel the easiest course of action would be to just stand still? I’ve had this sensation a lot lately, between meeting tight screenwriting deadlines, starting a new job, buying a house, and attempting to squeeze in a personal life. One of the main places where this pulling has begun to cause surface cracks has been in this blog, seeing as I’ve had to take several days or weeks off at a time from the blogosphere just so I could get other aspects of my life under control. This has pained me not only because I love blogging and connecting with kindred spirits around the world, but because I’m also an all-or-nothing kind of gal who hates doing anything halfway.

Recently, however, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to do this one thing I despise most in the world – I need to approach this blog with less than 110% of my heart and soul, at least for the time being. The good news behind this realization is that I will be devoting myself full-force to writing a new movie script and 60-minute teleplay, and will be spending more quality time with my husband as we renovate and move into our new home. The not-so-good news is that I will be shifting this site from a daily-blog format to a one-or-two-posts-a-week blog over the next three months. I will cherish the stories and musings we share over this time, and I’ll look forward to meeting you on a daily basis (and discussing everything from kitsch to baby fever, and romance to foie gras) come summer. Thank you so much for making my words a part of your day, and for being part of my every-other days in the coming months…Sending much love and happy weekend wishes your way, my darling readers! Leave a comment.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Laine January 30, 2012 at 6:51 am

    I totally hear you. Totally. I’m toying with an every-other-day format because I feel like I can’t keep up.
    Is the new job the writing?
    I’ll be looking forward to reading whatever you post!
    Good luck!!

    • Reply Jennifer R. Coté February 1, 2012 at 12:01 am

      Thank you so much for your support, Laine! My new job is working as a writer’s assistant for a more-established-than-me screenwriter in LA, so it’s a really great gig that I know is helping me reach my career goals (the only catch is that it takes lots of time out of the day). 😉 Balancing the blog world with the real world really is such a challenge. For me it really helped to experiment with blogging every other day vs. just once a week to see which style would best help solve my time-crunch problem. Hope your February is off to a great start!

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