Back From Hiatus

Dear readers. Hi!

I’m back from my month-long, overseas adventure and ready to jump into blogging again. I’ll probably take a few days or a couple of weeks to settle into a schedule that fits with a new season in life. That’s right. Changes.

Before July, I was posting about three times a week, and that was an exhilarating blur-of-a-pace for me. I don’t know how often I’ll be posting in my new schedule, but I’m most certainly open to your feedback.

In particular:

  • Was three posts a week too much for you?
  • If I was to drop a type of post what would you suggest dropping?


In the next little while, you can expect to see posts reviewing the first, second and third books in the Millie Kieth series, as well as a book for which I’m reviewing an ARC (Advanced Review Copy).

When my lost baggage is returned to me after being stuck in Malaysia, I want to show you two new books that I bought while I was away.

Finally, for those of you who receive my email updates, I still want to see if I have time to give you an early peek at my new cover design before it goes public. You can still slip onto my list to view it if that’s incentive enough for you to join.

It looks like I’ve got my work cut out for me for the next little bit. It’s a good thing I love what I do! The Lord has been good to me in this way and in so many others. May this update find you rejoicing in Him.




10 thoughts on “Back From Hiatus

  1. Hey Jordy!

    I’m glad you made it back from your trip safely – even if some of your luggage is still on the way. I hope the time away was profitable and enjoyable for you! I’m looking forward to the things you have planned to share. πŸ™‚ I can’t say I kept up when you were posting three times a week, but I did enjoy reading them all when I got a chance. So, however often you feel prompted to post in this season of life, I’m sure I’ll find time to read it and it will be a blessing to many others as well. πŸ™‚


    1. Jess, your welcome back message was like a warm hug. X) Thank you for composing it. Thanks also for your feedback on my posting schedule, too. I have a feeling I’ll be posting less frequently than before. I want to hop over to your blog at some point, too. I have at least one message in my inbox notifying me of an unread post at Apples of Gold.


  2. Welcome back! I hope your trip went well!
    Post the amount of posts a week that works for you…. whether that’s three, two, or even one.
    I’m looking forward to reading your posts again πŸ™‚


    1. It’s refreshing to write here after a time of being away and have people notice I was gone and welcome me back. You surprise and amaze me. I feel like we have some catching up to do. I did barely any blog reading while I was away, either! Hopefully I’ll see you around more frequently in the upcoming days, Sarah!


  3. Hello! πŸ˜€ Glad to see you back and blogging again! I don’t remember if you said where you were going on your hiatus…if you don’t mind telling me I’d love to hear about it!

    As far as the posting schedule, I personally prefer about 2x a week, but whatever works best for you! As far as dropping a type of post, I’m not sure entirely what types of posts you did–I don’t know if you have more specific categories than gospel-related and writing-related, but I do want to continue seeing both of those!

    Oooooh, a new cover design! πŸ˜€ (For Isolated? Or for book 2?) I’m excited to see it!


    1. I don’t mind telling you at all, Lana! πŸ™‚ My sister and I went to Japan during the month of July. We helped at a Bible school that I’d volunteered at three times in the past, and we worked at a Summer School camp. I appreciated the new experience of the Summer camp, but my highlight was still rekindling and diving deeper into precious friendships from the past.

      Thanks for letting me know what you prefer in the way of post scheduling. Readers are considerate to say that whatever I prefer works for them (and maybe that’s when my posts flow most authentically), but it’s also really nice to hear your guys’ opinions. πŸ™‚ I tend to think of my post types in terms of book reviews, posts about my books, miscellaneous book-inspired posts, and Scripture-related posts. How do you tend to categorize your posts when you’re on your regular schedule? Do you think it will change when you get back?

      I have a new cover design for Isolated. πŸ™‚ I’m super excited about the look and feel of it. In my opinion, this new design makes it much more suitable to be shelved alongside traditionally published books of its genre and target-age audience. πŸ™‚ I’m thinking of sending an email out revealing it to you guys tomorrow or Saturday.


      1. Wow, Japan! That’s awesome! And even more awesome that you got to see friends again. πŸ™‚ That sounds like a great way to spend your summer.

        I’d say my two favorite categories of yours are posts about your books and Scripture-related posts, though I like the other two as well! And I’ve never really had specific categories for my posts…I usually have update posts, writing advice posts, and occasionally posts including my own writing. After I get back, I really want to figure out what exactly I want to blog about! I think I want to share more of my own writing on the blog, and I’d also love to start sharing insights and things I’ve learned from books as I start reading more non-fiction books.

        That’s so exciting! I can’t wait to see it! πŸ˜€


      2. I like your idea of sharing insights you’ve gleaned from other books. Perhaps that’s just because I like to read about and discover new books, even if I’m not going to go and buy it myself. Let’s see what you end up doing closer to the date. πŸ™‚


      3. Yes, that would be fun to share! And yep…I’m working on coming up with blog post ideas…I think I’ll have to experiment a little, though, to see what types of posts work the best.


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