The New and Improved Parking Lot Confessional

typewriterDear Readers,

Things have been quiet around this blog for a while, and for that we apologize. We’ve been caught up in a whirlwind of various life changes and happenings, all of which made us pause and take stock of where we are and where we want to be, both individually and as a group.

We’ve been blogging along for a few years now (I’d go calculate exactly how many, but that would bring to mind how none of us are getting any younger…), and for the most part we’ve followed the same path through those years. Same kinds of posts, same scope of ideas, same schedule, etc.

It’s time to mix things up. Get some fresh perspective on writing and creativity and publishing and life.

We are doing away with our weekly topics in favor of more spontaneous thoughts and personalized posts. We are all at different places in our journeys as writers, and we feel it will be more interesting to write posts individually rather than trying to shoehorn everyone into the same mold. For example, instead of everyone writing about digital publishing over the course of a week, we’ll all just choose what we want to write about on any given day. Whatever strikes our fancy and gets our blogging brains jumping, that’s what we’re going to do.

We may even post more than once a day! We’re just crazy like that.

One thing we plan to keep the same is the 500 Club, which will still be played every Thursday. (Except last Thursday, sorry. It was my turn to post and my daughter was home with strep and…well…life happened.) We also are planning some contests and give aways and other interactive features.

With the holidays coming up the next two weeks, we’re going to pull out some goodies from the archives, little re-gifties for you. Starting the new year, though, we’ll be back to blogging full swing. There are good things to come!

As always, thank you for being with us on this journey. We love your comments and participation in the 500 Club. It’s nice to know there are others out there working through the same struggles we are, and making strides toward their writing dreams. We hope you’ll stick with us, and enjoy with us, this next phase of The Parking Lot Confessional.

-Amy Nichols