This hiatus wasn’t supposed to happen, but the waves of sorrow hit me a little too hard, got me exhausted, and the water was too high for me to swim, so I had to just float for a while.
You see, whenever I tend to become overly preoccupied and get depressed, I hide away until my distress is consumed and I’m able to have a positive influence on others again. Pushing me to be sociable when I’m caught in my issues draws out a very awkward persona, and I feel very uncomfortable. I don’t see the point of exposing others to that, so I withdraw. But, enough about that 🙂
I bring you gifts from the woods of isolation (it sounds rather creepy, but it’s actually nice stuff)! Here’s the skinny:
1. Novel soon available
I started this particular novel in 2005, but it’s been a very bumpy ride since then. I didn’t feel I had enough energy and enthusiasm to cope with the whole aftermath of publishing it – that’s past now. The story is about growing up, finding your true self, and redefining faith.
2. Series and Interviews
I decided to add two new blog categories. One is Series, and it will comprise serial posts on a number of subjects, such as depression, eating disorders, and other (more or less similar) topics. The other is Interviews – or a synonym 🙂
3. Poetry soon available
I used to hate poetry, and just found myself writing it. I also had this idea that I should first publish the poems I wrote in Romanian, but, after giving it much thought, I came to some decisions. Two of those decisions are: to offer free poetry ebooks, and to translate my old poems into English.
4. I’m relaunching/reactivating Alteressence.com
When I first started it, I was taken by storm, and tried to quilt it from pieces of my former blogs – which were just starting out… It didn’t turn out well. I was like a cat tangled in loose yarn, so, I never felt compelled to go on that way. I was stuck, and very confused about the direction I should choose for the site. I thought and thought, then, one day, I literally woke up with my thoughts in order and the draft of a plan in my head.
5. Much more visible activity online
This is going to be both hard and liberating. I’m walking a fine line between excitement and panic.
6. More social activities (online & offline)
One of my goals this year is to refresh my social connections. In other words, with the past sorted out, I’m totally open to new friendships based on common interests and values – no limits. My new creative friends, you’re welcome in my life!
There’s more, but, to each, its time. For updates, subscribe to my feed or bookmark this site. And, never forget, I love comments, so don’t be shy, speak to me 🙂