Although it was never officially announced (because I’m a terrible blogger) I took a short break from cross-posting all my articles at Beneath the Brand. Perhaps I’ll catch up and post them here soon, but in the meantime, I’d like to say that I’m looking forward to getting back to personal writing.
My break from personal writing was partially due to the number of commissions I’ve had to fulfill, and partially because I was so emotionally drained from dealing with everything else I’ve had going on. I have several pieces in the works that I am looking forward to sharing. Intense, yes, but not as difficult to write as the post on my sister. If I can write about that – the spotty, somewhat faded memories of my youth; the narrative of a child that must be relived and subsequently translated into a tale that an adult can relate to – then I can finish writing about the other experiences I’ve had.
If I can get past my self-flagellating tendencies, the posts will be done soon. I am inclined to build something that takes considerable time and effort, and crush it before I ever let another human see it. It needs to change, but I’m not sure how to keep myself from being so frightened of visibility… or vulnerability, for that matter.