I’m Back

I'm back

Josh Bowman has been away from his blog for a while. He’s back now, kicking and screaming.

I’ve been away from my blog for a while…taking a break while I figure things out. If you have been reading and wondering where I went here are some reasons I haven’t been writing:

  1. I’ve been depressed. I know it can be dull to constantly read about someone being depressed, and I certainly don’t want to write about it all the time. But it has kept me away from my blog, and it’s part of who I am. For the sake of pushing myself to get back on the writing horse (which, incidentally, would be an awful invention) I’m making a point of mentioning it here.
  2. I’ve had writer’s block. I’ve had nothing to say…or at least it’s felt that way. And I can only write so many blogs about brunch.
  3. I moved. I moved into an apartment with my girlfriend. It’s a big move, and it’s taken most of my waking hours to sort it out (after my day job, that is).
  4. A dog. I had to dog sit for a while, and she kept having to pee.
  5. I went to a conference. I spoke at a conference at Queen’s University. It was a huge honour to speak there. I kept it a secret that I was drowning in writer’s block, and did my best to act like a person who knows things about stuff.
  6. It was snowy. I didn’t go out much, so I didn’t have much to talk about.
  7. The news is boring. That’s not true…the news is exciting. I just haven’t had anything to add. Besides, I like the name Oscar.
  8. I can’t always produce content. When you write for quantity over quality, your work suffers. So I took a break, to break the habit of writing for the sake of writing.
  9. I was working on a book. I’ve been working on a children’s book, and even sat down with a publisher. They passed on the idea, sadly, and now I am in a rut about what to do next.
  10. I want to write fiction. But I’m not. I’m blogging. and I don’t know where to start with my fiction writing, and it’s paralyzing.

Thanks for letting me indulge.

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About Josh Bowman

Josh Bowman is a professional fundraiser, story-teller, comedian, and blogger. He has worked and consulted in Vancouver, New York, and now Toronto for almost a decade. Josh improvises around Toronto, including regular shows with Opening Night Theatre, and also blogs for the Huffington Post. You can email Josh or follow him on Twitter. If you want to submit a guestpost or know more about Josh, check this post and this post out first.

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