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Wednesday’s Work-in-Progress: New Plans for This Blog

Huh? Isn’t Wednesday the day for the “Web Browser for Writers”? Isn’t Thursday the day for the “Work-in-Progress” post?

Well, yes. That’s been the pattern But one of the things I did during my recent break from the day job/staycation/writing-and-reading-at-home-retreat was this: I thought about this blog (and blogging more generally), and I realized that it was time to make a couple of changes.

Briefly, I want to maintain the blog’s quality and usefulness, and, at the same time, I need to free up some mental space ——and actual minutes of the day–for myself (and my writing). To meet these goals, I’m going to reconfigure the Practicing Writing schedule so you can reliably expect at least three posts per week:

  • Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers
  • Wednesday’s Work-in-Progress
  • Friday Finds for Writers (note the new plural, which will allow me to combine items that heretofore would have shown up in “Web Browser” posts)

One bonus of the new schedule is that it will provide flexibility for the occasional “surprise” or breaking-news post on “off” days.

As always, I thank all of you who read, comment on, and share this blog. I hope to keep you happy, engaged, and benefiting from what you find here for a long time to come!

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  1. Erika, change is good! Nice to see writers I follow look for ways to shake things up and to share the changes in their writing, as well as the reasons why. I’m sure I’ll love the new format, especially knowing it frees up more writing time for you. 🙂

  2. Good for you! Take back those minutes. Your blog and newsletter are such terrific resources–I’m really grateful for your work and rooting for your success, on-blog and off.

  3. This sounds like a wise choice: giving your blog followers what you so generously have been providing, while giving yourself the time and mental space you need for your own work.

    Cheers, Erika!

  4. Thanks. And I agree, take back those minutes!

  5. So happy to hear you’re taking more time for writing … I’m thrilled to hear it! And your blog will remain outstanding … thanks so much for all you do for writers. Enjoy your extra writing time!

  6. Good for you, Erika! Important to take care of yourself first, THEN the rest of the world!

  7. Thank you all so much for your support!

  8. Somehow, you have managed to streamline what you are doing AND make time to write. Thanks so much for sharing your plan…and for modeling good behaviour.

  9. I think you could even get away with two posts a week if it helps you write more wonderful things like Quiet Americans.

  10. You are all way too kind!

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