The last few years I've barely posted, but I can't give it up. The $15 per month to Tyeppad is like a storage building for my writing.
Because I still have the desire to write, for whatever reason, I have a LexicalLight 2.0 in mind, which may or may not transpire. I'll start it on another Typepad blog. Leave this one as is, inactive links and all.
One day, maybe I'll write an ode to this blog. Probably not.
All that said, I feel better now that I've somewhat closed out this blog. Any future blog post will be on LexicalLight 2.0, probably in 2020.
Around my house March means basketball. It's my staycation. I hole up in my house, as much as possible, for the first week of March Madness.
This year a commercial captures the essence of MM for me. However, my kids are seasoned March Madness bystanders, so they know, for the most part, that I'm unavailable. (The 7-year-old needed a refresher this week, but I think she's got it now.)
I look forward to the conference each year because it's lots of things rolled into one:
writing education - Soaking up all I can from others writers and people in the writing business feeds my brain.
a reason to be on a beautiful college campus - Spending a day on a college campus for me is like spending a day at the mall for a 1980's teenager. It's totally rad, dude.
girlfriend time - The trip back and from from Austin to Marshall with my simpatico friend Ms. Lynn is especially sweet now that we don't get to see each other often.
a sort of homecoming - Thanks to living in a few East Texas towns with strong Christian church cultures, I became a Christian in 9th grade. Over the past few years I've realized that going back to East Texas is is physical reminder of my spiritual rebirth.
a spiritual retreat - I've never gotten into church conferences and retreats. I feel a little bad about that, like that makes me less spiritual. (There's some blog fodder.), but I've completely come to terms with that. Another realization I've had since attending this conference on a yearly basis is that this is an annual opportunity for me to connect with God (and Jesus!). Usually on the drive to or from the conference I have some penetrating fellowship with God, in the years I've one solo. Since traveling with my friend Ms. Lynn, I get the benefit of her fellowship.
a mini-vacation - Taking a break from the everyday routine is lovely.
I hope you can join us at this year's conference and experience your own reasons to love the East Texas Christian Writers Conference.
Why do I have a blog? What do I want to do with it? These questions will help me redesign and refine my blog this year.
I'm not going for a major design overhaul. I'm going for a content overhaul. My 10 year blogaversary is in April - though I don't know that I can count all those years as blogging, as little a I posted some years. Nonetheless, it's still been almost ten years since I started blogging.
I'll use the millestone as an opportunity to start a new Typepad blog. It will have fewer categories, a bit more focus, and much more posting.