Goodbye For Now


How long is a piece of string? How long, is a goodbye?

It depends, seems like the most reasonable answer. I’m moving and I’ll be without laptop and internet for the forseeable future, although I’m sure I’ll find somewhere to get online and stay up to date with all my favourite blogs. I’m not sure what WordPress is like on my mobile; I’ll still be writing though, keeping it analogue with a pen and pad.

Posts will be erratic, although I have scheduled some, so I’ll get back to you just with a slight delay.

I’ve heard horror stories of blogs disappearing into the abyss after a few weeks inactivity…I may have made that up, or I may be having early withdrawal symptoms.

Seems a good time to have a little recap:
It’s been a fun year so far writing wise. A couple books in the can, but no publisher yet. Quite a lot of short stories written and lots of activity on the blog. Instead of leaving projects half-finished like I would have a few years ago I’m taking things through to completion. Equally good is the fact I have found the ability to revamp old stories that were once left to rot. I once had some puritanical obsession with leaving a piece of writing as is, that any editing compromised the artistic integrity – what a load of shite. Editing is everything. All in all I’ve learnt a lot about the writing process through experience and reading other bloggers trials and tribulations too.

The rest of the year will be editing, re-editing, sending out short stories and kidnapping a literary agent if necessary.

A big thank you to all the regular visitors. I’ll miss reading everyone’s posts, and will catch up soon.


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82 thoughts on “Goodbye For Now”

  1. So long Lion! Ive enjoyed your posts and I shall await your return. Keep writing and keep tracking down those agents. Best of luck

      1. Thanks. Don’t know if you’re interested but Ive just blogged about Centum press looking for animal themed stories for their next anthology. Could just the thing for a Lion!

  2. I know how hard it is to keep up with everything blogwise just using the mobile – I did it in the past weeks and it wasnΒ΄t nice πŸ˜‰ Hope the move is done quickly and that you come back with more wonderful stories to share!! πŸ™‚ And I also hope that kidnapping an literary agent wonΒ΄t be necessary, though IΒ΄m sure you could write a great book about it afterwards πŸ˜‰ Have a lovely week! Sarah πŸ™‚

  3. Hope the move goes well, Fionn. I use WordPress on my mobile when I’m at work, and I find it simple for reading but somewhat cumbersome for writing. Γ€ bientΓ΄t, j’espΓ¨re!

  4. monkey miss lion already & hope lion not forget friend monkey. monkey wish lion luck with future stuff. & monkey have answer for question of how long = piece of string. it = 2 times length of 1/2 piece of string. Man say that 1 of infinite number of correct answer but it enough for monkey. see ye efter lion.

  5. I hope your exile isn’t too long. Best of luck with finding a publisher. I manage wordpress through my phone. It’s really easy. I’m sure you’ll pick it up in no time.

  6. Having just discovered your blog, I am sorry to see you go (I hope only temporarily) but wish you luck and happiness in your journey to your new abode. I do hope to see you back though and will be keeping an eye out for you. Also, thanks for your kind comment on my last post, Ellie x

  7. Good luck with the move, Fionn. I will miss your words so hurry back but, you know…no pressure. πŸ™‚ By the time you come back you may have forgotten what to call me and then it’ll be the whole circus once again. πŸ˜‰ Just kidding. I hope everything goes smoothly for you. πŸ™‚

  8. You’ll probably find you’re even more productive after a few weeks off here, but do come back! In the mean time I look forward to your prescheduled goodies. πŸ™‚ Good luck with the move!

  9. Good luck! Hope you enjoy the move, editing and writing long hand. Hopefully it will all be good fodder for the ‘ol muse! I don’t think you’ll fall into the abyss (if you do, beware – that sucker has a staring problem, there is like, nooooo privacy in there, for reals)…will look forward to your return. πŸ™‚

  10. Good luck with the move! I’m almost certain the blog won’t disappear after a few weeks offline… but this is WordPress we’re talking about! πŸ™‚

  11. You were one of the very first people to comment on my blog, I really appreciated that you’d taken the time to do that. You’re a great example of how to do this blog thingy well. Good luck and travel well.

  12. Good luck with the move – very glad I’ve found your blog in the last few months and will look forward to more of the same when you return! No pressure like… πŸ™‚

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