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Genesis of a Historical Novel

Monday, October 27, 2008

on hiatus

Friends, I seem to be on hiatus for the time being.

Now in the mornings I find myself often wanting just to press on with my research notes rather than pausing to write a blog-post. With a project so long in the making, I'm following that impulse.

Things are going reasonably well. The mornings are dark now: it's still mostly dark outside my blinds, which I have yet to open. I was out in the chilly morning to take out the recycling and unlock the garbage-box behind our building. I really like the autumn, a time of promise in some obscure way. In the bustle of work, especially in the dark of morning, when people are returning to their tasks after lounging in the summer, I feel a sense of quiet ease and relaxation--and did even when I was part of that bustle. The world continues to be beautiful, even as people rush through it. You just have to tune your attention to it.

So that's it: I'm officially on vacation from my blog. Many thanks to all of you who have dropped by and read my thoughts. I wish you well.


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13 Comments:

  • I think it's a good idea to take a break from an activity or things similar - you don't want it to become a chore. I hope to see more blogs from you one day soon!

    By OpenID Squall635, at October 27, 2008 12:26 PM  

  • I understand how it is when you're writing a long and complex novel. I enjoy your posts. Hope you're back soon. d:)

    By Anonymous Debra Young, at October 31, 2008 7:16 AM  

  • Yes, the world is beautiful.

    By Blogger Liza, at October 31, 2008 9:14 AM  

  • damn, i just found this blog...look forward to reading it start to finish and hope you come back soon! good luck in the work!

    ps, i've had inklings of thought about what (i think) you're writing about (forgive me if I sound presumptuous, i can tell this is a major work)...how much have you delved into egyptian religion/philosophy?

    By Anonymous dax defranco, at November 17, 2008 5:31 PM  

  • Thanks very much for the appreciation. I do miss writing the blog, but I also appreciate having the extra time.

    As to things Egyptian, I have done some research, but in that as in everything else, it's never finished...

    By Blogger paulv, at November 18, 2008 7:02 AM  

  • Just wondering when you think you'll blog again!

    Just wondering, not trying to pressure you or anything.

    By OpenID Squall635, at February 02, 2009 10:11 PM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 10, 2009 6:50 AM  

  • Pop in here and give us an update, Paul

    By Blogger James, at July 04, 2009 7:20 PM  

  • Hey Paul, just stopping in to see if you've posted recently. I've read your blog since 2007 and always enjoyed it. I've recently been getting really into Historial fiction (Roman up to 16/17th century) and wanted to get some reading recommendations!

    Hope all is going well!

    By Blogger Greg, at December 11, 2009 4:40 AM  

  • Hey Paul,

    I enjoyed your blog--both historical as it applies to the world and historical as it applied to the genesis of the Odyssey--I'd love to see you return to blogging on either/both topics.

    Hope to see you back eventually!

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