Friday, January 5, 2018

New Year, New Things

Good morning dear readers,
I'm not sure how many of you actually get on here each Friday, but I know it's not many. I've been doing some thinking and praying about this Friday blog. For months now I've struggled to come up with something to post each week. I've reposted stories from years ago, I've posted new stories, I've skipped the stories all together, and it never seems to make a difference. I might get a comment from one, maybe two faithful readers, but that's it. I don't even know if this gets read. But I don't want to just get rid of this blog altogether, after all, I've been posting on Friday mornings for almost 9 years! But that's another thing, even though I've been posting for so long, I've barely reached over 50 followers, and many of them no longer read blogs. So is this little blog worth keeping up?
Right now I don't know.
I've toyed with a new idea for my short stories. Since I've had people sign up to test/beta read my short stories, I may start sending them to those on the list, and then getting them published as kindle books. What do you think? If you are signed up on the list, you'd get the full short story all at once instead of in 1k word sections.

This week we had the New Year appear on Monday. (Not sure where it came from, because it wasn't there when I went to bed.)
On Tuesday we finally got to do Christmas with my brother and his family. That was fun! We do brunch together, and then open presents. Followed by playing new games, hanging out, eating snacks, and things of that sort. They all went home around 2:30 so the younger ones could have naps. Later that afternoon, Mom and I started the task of un-decorating the house. We got some done.
Wednesday meant taking down more decorations. We actually had it almost all down.
Yesterday we packed things in boxes. Now they're ready to go in the Christmas closet until next time.

I wrote some this week. I started the sequel of "Through the Tunnel" and wrote a short story. Hopefully I can write more tonight. I have so many ideas that it's hard to know what to work on. You can be praying for the right ideas. And that I'll be eager and ready to write.
And you can be praying that I'll know what I'm supposed to do about this blog.


Jesseca Dawn said...

Aw, I love this blog! I know I'm awful and commencing, but I do try to read it every Friday!
I'll understand if you stopped posting, though. It can be hard to keep two blogs going at once!
All be praying about your decision for the blog, and that you might the right story ideas. :)

Jesseca Dawn said...


Rebekah said...

Thanks, Jesseca! I don't really want to stop this blog because I know there are some, like yourself, who do read and enjoy my stories even if they don't comment.
But I'd love to have you as a beta/test reader if you want to be sure to keep reading stories. :)

Holly C said...

Aw, I enjoy this blog as well! I just don't always have the time to comment. I like your idea!

*Squeals* There is a sequel to "Through the Tunnel"?! Yay! I loved that book and wished I could keep reading it!

You know... I have an idea ticking. I'll contact you privately about it. ;) :D

Rebekah said...

Glad you've been enjoying this little blog. We'll see what happens with it.

There will hopefully be a sequel. :) I only have about 400 words written on it so far, but I've been wanting to write a sequel since I finished the first book. This one has Leigh as the main character instead of Lissa.

Oh, an idea! I'll look forward to hearing what it is! :D I love ideas. :)

Liberty Bluebelle said...

Here's another Faithful Friday Fan who comments sporadically. ;)
I'll pray for you to have wisdom for this blog, to have joy in writing, discernment which story idea to tackle next (because there's hardly ever a dearth of ideas for us writers ;), and that you'll be shown/given the tools you need to be ever progressing as a writer and a child of God. =)
I look forward every Friday to finding a new post in my inbox, and would miss it, but if you include your updates on the other blog every Friday I might be able to cope without it. =D (Though there's a certain cozy feeling I get from reading "Rebekah's Reading Room" in my inbox. ;)

Thank you for your faithfulness in writing posts!

In Joy,
Liberty Bluebelle

"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." II Corinthians 3:17

Rebekah said...

Thanks, Liberty! Your prayers are greatly appreciated.
To be honest, I love this little blog too, and really don't want to let it die. I'm still tossing ideas around in my head. We'll see what happens. But it means a lot to know you enjoy it so much. :)

Carissa Rose said...

I also really enjoy this blog and would be sad to see it go. Though I don't comment often, I do try to read it each Friday.

Ashley said...

Hi Rebekah!

I will be praying for you about what to do with this blog. I know what a tough decision that is. I know I hardly ever comment on Fridays blog, but I do read your stories. (Most of the tie! :) )


Rebekah said...

Hi Carissa Rose,
Thanks for letting me know you read this blog. I don't want to let this blog go. I'm rather attached to it. :) But we'll see what happens.

Rebekah said...

Hi Ashley!
Thanks for your prayers. It's hard to know what to do. I don't think I'm ready to let it go just yet, but it may happen. It is nice to know that you do read it most of the time though. :)