As most of you know, I'm in book-writing mode. The Introduction and first three chapters of Minimalist Parenting are sitting on our editor's desk.
It's so exciting. Christine and I keep marveling at how smoothly the process is going. I don't mean to make it sound easy or effortless; it's time-consuming work, and the writing is more challenging than blogging in many ways. But the stuff we're talking about — prioritizing, identifying values, recognizing one's competency, just for a start — has been rattling in our heads so long, and it's just the right time to be writing about it.
So, book writing = awesome. But it's difficult to pull my myself out of the big-picture philosophical mindspace. Everything's so symbolic! Everything's connected! Everything's a metaphor! I'm sure my friends think I'm obnoxious right now. Oh God, here she goes again about embracing @#$% constraints.
It's hard to flip back and forth between that and daily-tips-practical-hacks mode. Which means I'm not doing a great job putting out the usual flow of hacks. They're coming, just slowly. I am putting up longer-format stuff at The Accidental Expert (my Babble Voices blog) and it feels great. I'll also be posting at the lovely new Minimalist Parenting blog. And, as always, I'm here!
I hope you'll bear with me as I attempt to find a better balance between book-writing and blogging. The hacks will continue, and you'll be getting more big-picture stuff from me for the next few weeks. I'm going to bring back some favorite hacks from the archives. I'll also share the inspiration coming from other peoples' sites. Maybe even some guest posts!
Not exactly sure. Whatever I end up doing as I write the book, I'm as grateful as ever for this amazing community. I love talking to you and feeling your smart, grounded presence as I write. So many of your stories are helping me tell mine. Thank you, thank you, my friends.
PS. I can't wait to get you more involved in Minimalist Parenting. Stay tuned.