"I have to say: Stress is particularly mind-twisting for writers. (Which automatically makes it emotion-twisting, too, since our work is our minds, and our...
Sunday, August 5, 2012
You may have noticed that things have been very quiet at Digs Frocks and Books for a while and to be honest this has been because I've been working up the courage to say goodbye.
I started out Digs Frocks and Books as a way to get into the habit of writing regularly and the short bursts required to keep a blog going suited me well as I juggled full-time work and a chronic pain condition too. It also allowed me to spend lots of wonderful time researching fashions of the past and connecting with people all across the world of similar interests and I'm so thankful for that. I've met some wonderful people along the way.
Four years down the line and I'm still juggling full-time work and my illness as well as everything else my life has to offer: family, husband, friends, exercise, reading & housework. And instead of spending time on Digs Frocks and Books I've been creative writing instead and I've been really, really enjoying it. I've got about a third of a novel under my belt and another novella too and although I'm unsure whether any of it is any good at all, I'm thoroughly enjoying the process of actually doing it.
In other words it is time to commit to new things.
I'll be keeping the blog archive up as I don't want to lose four years worth of research and writing and you never know, one day I may want to come back to it.
In the meantime there are so many other wonderful vintage blogs out there well worth checking out, some of which are highlighted on my blog roll. And I'll still be talking about vintage and my other passions (literature, feminism) on my Twitter feed. I confess to social media fatigue sometimes but my job as a publicist kind of demands that I keep my finger on the pulse. Maybe one day soon I'll embrace Pinterest and Instagram too. I'm so behind the times, right?
In the words of Scarlett O'Hara 'after all, tomorrow is another day.'
See you on the flip side lovelies.