With the end of the 2010-2011 school year, author Robin Ford went suddenly and inexplicably missing from her blog. Many authors will take a break from blogging from time to time, but Ford's disappearance was unexpected and has gone unaccounted for during the entire summer. This afternoon, she was found perusing Nick Enlowe's blog. Witnesses say that as she read about Nick's Novel Push Initiative (novelPI), set to start September 1st, she seemed to awaken from a trance. We have the exclusive interview with Ford this evening. The writer explained:
"I really didn't mean to take time off from my blog, it just sort of happened. I had a lot going on with my family early on in the summer and I thought that if I wrote on my blog, I'd just end up complaining about it all. And that isn't what this blog is for, so I was waiting until I had something more appropriate to write. And then I became really disenchanted with the Internet and social networking and blogging in general and I didn't even read many blogs for several weeks. In fact, my writing has taken a terrible hit lately as well. It's been a bit depressing, really. And then I don't want to write because I'm depressed. You see the cycle I've been stuck in? But today I was determined to catch up on some of the blogs I've been ignoring. Then when I saw Nick's upcoming novelPI, I thought this might just be the thing to get me out of this funk I've been in.
"I apologize to my faithful readers for being MIA for so long. And I most especially beg my MC's forgiveness for showing him zero love this summer. I still feel a little bit funky, but I promise to work on it. And I hope that come September first, I'll be writing again, editing again, and blogging regularly again."
Will this explanation be satisfactory for Ford's readers? Will Nick's Novel Push Initiative give her the motivation she needs to finish her work in progress? Or will it all be too much for this overwhelmed author? We hope to answer all these questions over the next several weeks, so stay tuned.