Hello lovely readers,
I was so excited at the beginning of 2018 to be back to blogging regularly here at The Unlaced Librarian. Though my focus has shifted to writing projects outside of blogging, my goal was to post blogs every week in 2018 before delving primarily into other projects. But I have realized I need to stop lying to myself, acknowledge that it is definitely time to make those projects my primary focus, and let my blog evolve along with my work.
The Unlaced Librarian isn't going anywhere. I won't be posting as often, but I'll still be here, updating and posting. Going forward, I plan to post mostly informative posts and less personal ones. I've found that I'm still learning and growing. As soon as I say something I believe to be true about myself or the world, something happens and I change my mind. Plus, I've gotten old enough that I've really run out of enthusiasm for writing assertive, mic-drop-at-the-end, click-baity posts that rule the internet. Not to mention the arguments that take place on social media after you put things out there. I used to want to be a part of that game, but not anymore.
I plan to post reviews of non-fiction sexuality books and share resources I find helpful. But I won't have a regular schedule. I will post book reviews as I finish books rather than holding myself to reviewing a set number of books per month or even year. Since it takes me months to finish even one book with everything I have going on in my life right now, it will be best to allow myself the flexibility of posting when I finish books at a natural pace.
I still feel very passionately about sharing great sex books—which is why I want to take the time to review them well.
Of course, with focus going to other projects, I will mostly be posting updates on stuff I've published or books I've contributed to. I want to use this space to explore things relating to these books: the creative process, research I've done, or topics/themes. So I hope to be posting quite a bit surrounding the projects I've been working on. And that makes me really happy.
In the last year or so I've had a huge "leveling up" in my writing and philosophies on life. I've been sick, endured change, taken risks, and really become a new person. And I have tapped into a deep vessel of creativity inside me that I am finally strong enough to have access to. I can't wait to see where my work goes from here.
I got my start as a baby blogger talking about great sex books. And I'm still going to be doing that—I'm just also going to be doing a lot more. And that's pretty rad. So, thanks for sticking around. I hope I have something just for you waiting around the next corner.