When I started publishing here over five years ago I set off with a simple goal: to write and publish something new each day, five days a week. I have greatly enjoyed the challenge and I’ve had a wonderful time doing it. It’s brought me into contact with a lot of interesting people and brought me some terrific business opportunities and relationships.
But now it’s time for a change. I’ve published over 1,300 articles, including hundreds of writing assignments. It’s a hell of a lot of work to keep up, both for me and my editor Penny, without whom I could not have managed this for so long.
And now I’m done. OK, mostly done.
I will, on occasion, publish more here. It just won’t be five days a week. I have other writing to do and want a clean slate with no other commitments to split my attention.
I’m not disappearing. I am still available for paying work, although I will remain selective about the projects that I take on.
What am I going to do? I’m going to get out of my own way and get some of my own writing done. I’ve found that next to impossible to do well while I’m occupied writing here, managing the writing of others, and even working for others. I’ll be working on some new plays and whatever else interests me. On occasion I’ll publish more here, but it will be sporadically, at best. It will not be five days a week, week in and out.
But I will be right here, at my desk, writing (and hopefully lots of other places, writing there, too).
Until then, get on with what you have do to, and perhaps, write!
Author and playwright, Randy Murray, as photographed by friend and editor, Penny Mattern.