I have an announcement I’ve been planning to make for a while.
Beginning today, the posting schedule of this blog changes. Instead of publishing every week, I’ll put up new writing every other Monday. The next scheduled post will be two weeks from today–Monday, March 18.
The reason is I want more time to work on literary projects apart from Just Add Father, projects such as Breathing for Two, which I hope you’ve already checked out, or plan to.
I mentioned the switch to a long-time fan about a month ago.
He said, “But I really like starting my week with you.”
Sweet music. But if you happen to be of that opinion, think of it this way: what’s lost in posts will be gained in books. If you ever gave a child away in marriage, you’ll know what I mean.
If you spend any time around here or have investigated the new links in the sidebar, chances are you’ve already encountered Wolf Pascoe Word Shop. I announced its impending arrival in a post some months ago and opened its doors coincident with the release of Breathing for Two a couple of weeks ago.
W.P. Wordshop is Grand Central Station for my word work, with links and features about what I’m up to as a writer. The Word Shop graphic at the top of this post (or just to the right) is clickable and will take you there if you want to investigate.
It’s been said that a physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient. Well, for better or worse I design most of my web projects myself. I’m pretty pleased with the way W.P. Word Shop turned out. I hope you agree.
Wolfspeak won’t lecture about how to write or publish. Look elsewhere for that. But I will share my creative process–where in the world I’m looking, what I’m thinking and obsessing about–as I grope through the literary swamps. Look for advance notice of upcoming projects there.
New posts won’t be scheduled. They’ll appear whenever I have something to say.
It’s been about two-and-a-half years since Just Add Father was born. Soon I’ll be penning its 200th post. It takes me a full day to wrestle a piece of writing into the ground. I don’t know how some others manage to do this several a week, but if I did I’d have little time for anything more.
As I geared up for publishing Breathing for Two and thought of what else I wanted to write, I considered shuttering this blog. But only for a moment. I’m grateful to Just Add Father for stretching the voices in me and bridging to many wonderful new writers and friends.
With Nick about to enter his tween years, there remains much to uncover and share about fathering him mindfully. The amazing adventures of Just Add Father will return in two weeks with its regularly scheduled programming.
See you then.
The Muse of Failure. In case I sound too upbeat.
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY:
Privilege of Parenting on Breathing for Two. Bruce Dolin is one of those rewards of blogging I mentioned a moment ago. We met online and have become fast friends. This piece is his response to my little book. I’m biased of course, but to me it speaks deeply of the connectedness that happens through words. As Bruce says, “Wolf and I always have a lot to talk about.”
ONE MORE THING
Two weeks ago when I posted about the release of Breathing for Two, I appealed for readers to join the Wolf–New Work Updates e-list. (Clickable icon to the right above and still the best way to hear from me about new book releases.)
I promised to put into a hat the names of everyone who responded and to pick one winner, the prize being half an hour of my brain time.
I’m happy to announce that Mitchell Brown of Thoughtful Pop was chosen. Mitchell’s blog is one of the very few by dads seeking to infuse fathering with mindfulness. Read his recent post about his gay football coach and the Boy Scouts to see what I mean.
Just Add Father is listening. (Add your thoughts by clicking a few lines below below, where it says comments or add one. I always respond here.)
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