You might have noticed my posting has slowed down considerably of late - or maybe you didn't, maybe I'm the only one who keeps track. Anyway, since so many of you have been so kind as to sign up to follow my ramblings on a regular basis, I thought I owed you a little bit of an explaination.
The slowdown has been caused in part by simple burnout - I was writing too many things for too many people, to too many deadlines, and it's done my head in. I am so very grateful for everyone who has been willing to publish my work elsewhere, but I think I need to rein that in a little in order to make sure SOMETHING comes out, rather than ending up back in this frozen state of panic again. I got a bit too caught up in the excitement of realizing that people were listening, and people wanted to hear what I had to say, and I think I've burst something because I just feel flat and deflated now.
It's also partially been caused by a general downturn in my work environment - one too many people have derisively called me their secretary, one too many people have demanded I do something they could easily do for themselves just because it makes them feel more powerful to make me do it, one too many people have looked right past me without so much as a hello when I open the door for them. It's hard to keep up the feminist rage when you're being treated like a particularly useful piece of furniture for so much of the day, and as much as I wish it didn't, it does get me down.
This isn't a "poor me, pity me and tell me I'm awesome" post - I just wanted to let you all know where I'm at, so you don't think this blog is going to disappear like so many do. I still want to keep going, and I will - I just need to slow down a little bit to make sure I can make it for the long haul. There will still be posts, and I will most likely take the next week or so to catch up some of my low brain, picture heavy ideas. So if you signed on for the rants, rest assured, they will be back - just in a week or so. Hopefully, you can all be patient with me for a little while, and soon we will be able to get our ranty pants back on and rage in style.