Saturday, 04 June 2005
Well, I guess that's it. I'm wrapping up the journal here.
One of the things I always hated about on-line journals was how they just petered out--longer and longer gaps between entries, a string of apologies for not updating, an entry promising to get back to regular updates, and then nothing. I promised myself I wouldn't do that--when I got to the point where I didn't want to update anymore, I'd post a final entry wrapping things up. This way you don't have to come back looking for more entries, and I don't have to feel like I ought to be updating.
I started this journal to write about my experience at Clarion, and I had so much fun doing it I've kept it up for another four years. But I no longer find it as rewarding as I once did. Worse, it no longer motivates me to write. In fact, I think it very nearly discourages me from writing--when stories don't work out, the journal starts feeling like a catalog of failures. It's not the journal's fault, but I think I'm at a point where I'll be more productive without it.
I'll redesign the site at some point, but the journal entries will stay up and old links will stay valid.
If you want to hear about my writing successes, email me. If there's any interest, I'll put together an email notify list of some sort. I've also got my livejournal, Bradipo Rigardas Livejournal-on. It won't replace Philip Brewer's Writing Progress, but I expect it'll have an occasional update about me.
I'm sure I'll miss it, now that it's gone. I've enjoyed keeping this journal.