If you’ve been following lo-wren for a while, you may have noticed that the frequency with which I post has decreased quite a bit, going from three posts a week to one (maybe – I try to publish at least once a week). Trust me, this does not signify an end to my blogging, it’s just grown a little more difficult to manage with other projects I have on my plate. I love to write, and my initial goal in starting this blog, over two years ago, was to have both an outlet and an online portfolio for possible freelance writing opportunities. As my blog has grown, so has my writing, and pieces that I used to write in just an hour now take upwards of 4 hours, between editing and creating a graphic. I put a great deal more effort into what I present to the public these days.
After a year and a half of blogging, my writing goals were beginning to be realized, as I became a Huffington Post contributor, and had pieces selected for Scary Mommy and other outlets. Getting published in larger venues has translated into freelance writing jobs, aside from blogging, something I am incredibly grateful for. I currently ghostwrite a business blog, and have just taken a position writing parenting articles for a large online babysitting/nannying website. Because of these duties, and the fact that I do all of this with a two year old at home, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to write quality pieces for my blog — it’s been a juggling act, of sorts. I’m currently in the process of hiring a mother’s helper to help occupy my son a few hours a week while I work, so there will likely be a bit of silence on my end over the next few weeks as I bring someone in to help and get adjusted. I’m mentally exhausted from this juggling act, but my passion for writing, and my desire to reach personal and career goals is what is driving me to push through until I get some much needed help.
My 2015 goal is to beef up my print portfolio, and I am happy to say that I will be announcing at least two books I’m being published in this year (here’s a sneak peek at one of them), with the hope of being selected for several more. That being said, I have no plans to give up this space, that I’ve put countless of hours of work into, as it’s an outlet where I can use my own, unique voice, and choose to disregard any formal writing conventions. I’m excited to see what this year brings, and hope you’ll stick with me through it all. Most of all, thank you for being a part of this amazing journey with me!