Sunday, April 29, 2012


So. Hello there! It's been a while, hasn't it? Possibly the longest hiatus known to man. Or blogging. Or at least, Shrinking Violets.

I never intended to be gone quite that long, and I missed talking with you all terribly! However, with my current work load, being the sole shrinking violet and producing a weekly blog post all by my lonesome was just too much. And so I've been thinking and thinking what to do about the blog, because I do love it--far too much to let it go.

And then I did a guest post over on Writer Unboxed. It was great fun and they were very kind and invited me to come back and blog with them again. And as we were talking about that, one thing led to another and before you know it an idea was hatched. A great big perfect solution kind of idea.

I will be honoring my introverted, conflicting needs for down time and connecting with people by moving the weekly Shrinking Violet posts to a monthly column for Writer Unboxed. (See? I practice what I preach...) That way I still get to talk about something I am as wildly passionate about as ever, but without the crushing weight of producing a weekly blog.

So, I hope all of you will follow me over there! Writer Unboxed is one of the blogs I read without fail and I am thrilled to be a part of that community. 

If you missed my guest post over there, you can find it here: The Writer's Life if full of Second Chances, or, Abandon Despair, All Ye Who Enter Here.

My first official Shrinking Violets post will be on May 11, then I'll be posting regularly on the second Friday of every month. I hope to see some of you there. 

And I hope each of you are finding a way to balance your need for recharging time with you equally important need for connection.