“I don’t know,” she said.
Believe it or not, I almost stopped posting right there.
Here’s the thing. I am very fortunate to be working my ass off these days. I recently completed two books, have now started on a new one, due March 1st, and also have another due April 15th.
Because of this, I’m very seriously considering leaving Murderati. I haven’t decided yet. Haven’t even TALKED to anyone about it other than Leila—who thinks I should keep going—but the thought is definitely there.
While I’ve enjoyed my time here, and am constantly amazed by the great posts my fellow Murderati contributors put up here every day, I find myself pretty much stymied when it comes time to post.
Which is probably pretty evident, lately.
I don’t tell you this because I want everyone to say, “No, Rob! Don’t go!” Because the truth is, if I were to leave, Murderati would thrive without me, just as it did before I came along.
You’d think that coming up with a new blog topic every other week wouldn’t be that difficult, but I honestly really struggle to find something halfway interesting to say, and only succeed half the time.
So I’ve been thinking about the pros and cons of leaving.
1. No looming deadline every other week.
2. No pressure to come up with an interesting post.
3. No disruptions of the paying work.
4. Murderati gets fresh blood.
1. No longer having a blog.
2. Missing my colleagues and the many great people who comment.
3. No longer being part of the “in” crowd.
4. I vanish into obscurity.
So, if I make the decision to leave, is it a mistake? I’d love to hear from you guys. And AGAIN, I’m not looking for any ego-boosting “No, Rob, don’t go!” comments. Just some solid reasons why I should, or shouldn’t, pull the plug.
Today’s Trivia: The phrase Merry Christmas comes from Dickens and only became popular after the publication of A Christmas Carol.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all that stuff.
P.S. One of my family traditions is to watch THE REF as well, Alafair. We absolutely love that movie.