I Aim To Be Scarce

randomlychad  —  November 5, 2012 — 11 Comments

Folks, if you happened to drop in last week, you may have seen an excerpt from my memoir-in-progress. In it, I grapple with who my dad is, the forces that shaped him, and the watershed moments in my own life. While it does tread through some heavy territory, it is ultimately a tale of grace and redemption.

Or it will be.

If I can get done. Along with the memoir, I’ve also taken up the mantle of NaNoWriMo, or national novel writing month. Which means I’m now not just working on one book, but two. Or maybe I’m just crazy.

Time will tell.

In any case, what this means is that I’ll have little time for this blog for the foreseeable future. In truth, I’ve been feeling called in this direction for some time, but have resisted it out of fear.

What will happen to my platform?

I’m not sure. What I do know is that “he who seeks to save his life shall lose it,” and “unless a grain of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone.”

All of which is to say: I aim to be scarce for awhile.

This is not goodbye, but rather goodbye for now.

See you in the coming weeks, and months.

All my best,





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  • All the best to you. I can’t wait to read what comes out of this time period. I hope you’ll find some way to keep us posted from time to time. Thanks!

    • Thanks, Jon!

      Working on getting a mailing list going…

  • “or maybe i’m just crazy.” not any crazier than the rest of us, my friend. i haven’t yet read your excerpt on facebook but i will. loved your memoir piece last week and expecting your NaNoWriMo is shaping up to be just as brilliant.

    • Thanks, Tim! Sure appreciate the vote of confidence, and am a little jealous of your word counts. 😉

  • Hey Chad, best wishes for your writing projects! There are times when something’s got to give and this is just one of those times. Take a break every once in a while to stop in and let us know how you’re doing -- blogs are wonderful places to brain dump and get more inspiration. Or just an encouraging word! I really liked your excerpt and can’t wait to see more.

    • Thank-you, Michelle! Will do.

      Just need to free myself from the pressure of having to post so I can focus.

  • Ricky Anderson

    I love what you’re doing with the memoir and how it’s shaping up. Excited to see it progress.

  • Good for you Chad. This is a wise move!!!!! Love what you are doing, keep it up!!!!!

    • Thanks, Jim! Thanks for your support and encouragement.