I suppose in the first instance, this is an apology for my lack of activity on Commaful over the past few weeks. So please do accept my apologies; I assure you that my absence is not in vain.
I'd like to expand on that last point if you'll indulge me... It was my birthday last week (I turned 23, for those interested).
As a kind of present to myself, I spent some much needed time away in London to see my sister.
The weather was heavenly, the food was stunning and it was the mental reset that I hoped it would be.
Upon my return home, I got caught up in various other gatherings with family and friends for my birthday.
I have also been spending a lot of time with friends over the past few months. For a guy notorious for going dark, contactless, for months on end; this has been new for me.
Unfortunately, there are only so many hours in the day and something had to give. That something was Commaful.
Aside from time constraints, I admit that I have not been completely satisfied with my work on Commaful recently.
I feel as though I became to consumed by the idea of writing something for the daily prompt to the extent that I was writing for that purpose and that purpose alone.
Aside from the daily prompt, the pressure of posting something, anything, on Commaful every day or so caused me to lose focus on exactly why I love writing and what it is that I want to create.
Momentum took precedent over passion.
I should be a chisel, each movement deliberate and considered. Instead, I became a drill, unceremoniously boring my way into a hole. Creatively, I found myself stuck in that hole.
My true passion has always been for fiction, short and long. Personally, I don't feel as though this is the platform for the projects that I want to work on.
Therefore, I won't be posting much, if any, new work on here for a while as I work on building my portfolio of fiction.
That said, I would like to be more active on Commaful in a community sense.
I spent so much time focusing on my own work that I barely found time to read all of the truly special work posted on this website every day.
So although you won't hear much from me (the writer) in the coming weeks, months, who knows? You CAN expect to hear a lot more from me (the person) for the foreseeable future.
And I hope as a result, I can get to know you all better and vice versa.
So that's it. Sorry for how long and rambling this is. I just had a lot that I wanted to get off of my chest. Thanks for reading.
Much love, as always.