When I first started this blog, it wasn’t long after I discovered a new hobby of mine, comics. In addition, as part of my opinion writing class in my Journalism Print college program, I was supposed to start a blog. At that point I already ran a blog that mostly made fun of bad movies (I’m not proud of that blog by the way, so I won’t even link to it), so I decided to start writing posts about my new favourite hobby. That was back in September of 2011.
For years since then, I’ve been writing at least one comic related post pretty much every week. For a while I’d write between 3 and 5 full reviews every week, in addition to another post where I’d talk about all the other comics I picked up that week. I picked up an average of 8 comics every week, and I’d read all of them at least twice before storing them.
Long-time followers of this blog have probably noticed that I haven’t been keeping up with those posts lately. It’s not that I’m slacking on writing by any means. In November I edited a full three novels within 27 days, and I’ve been keeping up with movie blog posts in the meantime. I haven’t been posting too much about comics because, well … I’m losing interest in them. I’ve got a pile of comics that I’ve bought in the last month or so that I haven’t even read yet. Nothing that’s been releasing lately gets me excited. I still enjoy them when I do read them, but right now I’m more interested in movies and video games (and I hardly find the time for video games).
I think I need a break from comics. I think I’m going to wrap up the storylines that I’m currently reading, and then take a break.
I’ve been like this since I reached adulthood. Every few years I move between different hobbies. I usually switch to another one after every major change in my life, or at least every few years if there isn’t a major change. I bought a house this year, so that’s been the major change.
Instead of bothering with comic posts that I’m not enjoying anymore, I think I’m going to try to write more blog posts about how my fitness efforts are going, and maybe the occasional blog post about my favourite video games from my childhood. Of course I’ll keep up with all these movie posts that I’ve been enjoying lately. It looks like I’m going to be sticking with this blog for a while, so it’s probably about time I spice up its theme and update the “For new comic book fans by a new comic book fan” tagline that’s been in the top right corner since the beginning. Maybe I should come up with a better name than “healed1337” as well. I’ve never been good with naming things though.
I’m also going to try to get back into novel reading. I haven’t found much time for that since I moved, but there are a number of books I want to get into. This month is going to be crazy in a number of ways, but perhaps I’ll try to get back into novel reading after I write my first draft for “Dragonblood”. I ended up writing 16 different novels in the span of 5 years, in addition to a mostly complete novel, dozens of short stories, at least 5 novellas, and editing all but 2 of those novels at least once. Several have gone through 4 or more edits. I kind of needed this last year off, but now that I’ve had that, I’m itching to write something new.
“Dragonblood” is likely to be my most down to earth fantasy story yet, with themes based around some real life lessons I’ve learned since reaching adulthood. Some of which I’ve had to relearn in the last couple of years. It’ll also be more dramatic than any full-length novel I’ve written so far, not that there won’t be action, adventure and a sense of discovery. If it turns out well, then I’ll probably make improving it a big focus of mine over the next couple of years in hopes to get it published. I could see it being a potential series of four books, with a different main character for each book, not that any of its sequels are concrete in my mind just yet.
I know what you mean. My interest in comics has faded a lot this year, not helped either by having time off to recover after my operation. I haven’t blogged much but will get back to it in the new year. I think a change of directions in what you write about is always a good thing, go for it, it’ll be great! Might do the same myself.