As the weekend approaches (VERY slowly), I begin to think about what sort of adventures (if any) I might have. And before I go further, my apologies to anybody who does not have weekends off and is jealous of anybody who does. Don’t hate. I’ve been there. I may be there again.
To continue, I say “if any” regarding my potential adventures because I really might be best served by NOT going adventuring but by staying home, off the phone and the internet, and WRITING. I have a murder mystery to finish. I have a novel flapping in the breeze. I have a million other ideas on hold.
On the other hand, I also have a blog and a standing commitment to submit articles to Mohawk Valley Living magazine. For the blog, I can and do limp along publishing nonsense like yesterday’s post or lesser adventures such as what I fixed for dinner (as you see, I take a broad definition of the word “adventure”). For a classy magazine like Mohawk Valley Living (and it is a wonderful publication; check it out if you haven’t already), I must be more selective.
Another consideration is that I cannot repeat myself for the magazine as I do in the blog. For example, this Saturday (Jan. 23) is Coffee and Conversation with a Cop at the Baptist Church on the corner of Washington and Green streets in Herkimer, NY. This monthly program promotes healthy relations between the community and the police force. I mean to attend and write a blog post about it. I wrote an article about the program for Mohawk Valley Living some time ago.
So I have one blogworthy but not magazine-worthy adventure planned. The question is, can I have another adventure, worth writing about for the magazine, and still have time to progress on my other projects? The answer has to be yes. Now there are other questions such as What adventure? How will I find time? Am I just kidding myself with this whole Writer thing? Wait a minute, don’t answer that last question.