Buckle up and put on your thinking cap.

The beginning of the new year brought me writer’s angst, flashes of hope here and there, and news of a very busy work schedule.

For those of you who don’t know, I’m a Sign Language Interpreter in real life. One of the challenges in my line of work is that I can’t interpret what I don’t know. That means, for the next several months, my brain will be steeped in outside reading materials to help carry me through my schedule. What that doesn’t mean is a full stop on writing.

I am, however, taking a brief hiatus from my Wednesday’s Word of the Day challenge.

I love that writing exercise (and maybe I’ll jump back into it sooner than I anticipate), but I also love my day job…for obvious reasons (that monthly paycheck and, oh yeah, health insurance). So, here’s where you come in. You keep this blog alive just by reading, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on what types of posts will keep you coming back :

I can’t make you take the poll, but it is anonymous. And, even if you say “Thank god for the hiatus,” I’ll still love you.



7 responses to “Buckle up and put on your thinking cap.

  1. You enlightened me to an aspect of sign-language interpretation I’d never thought about. I hope the reading is not tedious. And I look forward to whatever you blog about. 🙂

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  3. I’d never thought about that facet of interpretation either. I’m sure that makes it interesting, but I can imagine what it does to your workload.

    I voted for your flash fiction because I love it, but I know it takes more time than other types of posts, so I think mixing it up is good, anything to let us know what’s on your mind. You could even link to other flash sites, or some of the #fridayflash stories since sometimes we miss those or can’t keep up.

  4. Make it easy on yourself. Post what’s on your heart at the time. Post a photo with a caption when you are just too tired to write. I’m easily entertained, Christie. Blessings to you in your endeavor. Fascinating work you do!

  5. Christi, you are blessed to have a career that you love and that provides such satisfaction. I agree with Carol Ann, post what you want when you can. Balancing writing with life is an ongoing thing and your readers will be here.

  6. Thanks, everyone, for voting so far, and for your comments. Based on what I see so far, I’ve got a few post ideas lined up, and I hope to work in some flash fiction here and there.

    On interpreting, I do love my job – it’s one where the learning never ends, that’s for sure 🙂

  7. I’ll read whatever you post…I’m not picky 😉 Sometimes, we all need to take a hiatus. Find your balance, and post when you can. We’ll be here.

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