I like making lists and schedules. It helps me think and accomplish whatever it is I need to get finished. However, I haven't really put in a time slot for blogging -shame on me, I know.
So here's the deal. I am busy. I am really, really obscenely busy. My first week of winter quarter wore me out to the point that I was crawling into bed by 10 almost every night. I'm taking 5 classes as well as writing 4-10 articles every day in an attempt to pay off my tuition (it's not as bad as it sounds, but I'm still busy). Blogging has fallen to the bottom of my list of priorities.
However, that also sucks. I enjoy blogging, even if I get very few readers or comments. It's a nice outlet. It's more creative than most of the other writing that I do, and it's a way for me to connect with other readers.
Therefore, while I was washing my dishes, I made a decision. Instead of updating 5 times a week like I can (but rarely do) in the summer and my less busy times, I am going to update once, maybe twice a week. It will probably be on the weekends, since I have more free time Friday-Sunday.
In addition, I am refining the focus of the blog. I'm not just going to blithely talk about whatever I feel like regarding books and publishing and coffee, I'm going to blithely talk about those things in a more specific way.
College involves a lot of reading. What I will offer you here is a critique of the things I am reading both personally and academically. I will also update you on my caffeine addiction (which is currently telling me I need some coffee, like, NOW).
I'll be giving you overviews, snapshots, reviews and quotes from whatever books I happen to be reading for pleasure, as well as the books I am being instructed to read by people who are older and (presumably) more knowledgeable than I. That remains to be seen in at least 2 of my classes, but be that as it may, I still have to read what they assign.
Check in next week for the first installment of the newly improved Reading Corner.