Dear Blog.

Dear Blog,

We’ve had a pretty good year. In fact, I think we just passed our one-year anniversary. Quick investigation reveals January 29th as our first blog post together…I didn’t bring you flowers or anything. Oops.

The truth is, Blog, that when we began our relationship I was in between projects. Putting the finishing revisions on one manuscript, getting ready to begin another…and I didn’t realize what  a time investment you would be. At first I planned to do five posts a week. That lasted all of about, I don’t know, two weeks? That’s a generous guess.

Then we cut it down to three, which is doable. Oh, Blog, I don’t know how to say this, but…I’m seeing someone else. I’ve been seeing her for awhile now. When you and I took that break a couple of weeks ago, things started getting serious between me and her. She’s…oh, she’s high-maintenance and it’s all ups and downs. One minute I think she’s the best thing in the whole world, and the next minute I’m ready to cast her into the fireplace. She is completely bewitching, absorbing, and all-around mind-bending. Every step forward with her revisions brings me three steps back, and she’s a headache and a pain and she makes me want to scream sometimes and I LOVE EVERY MINUTE I SPEND WITH HER.

My current manuscript. Sigh. Even draped in her myriad imperfections, she is divine.

I feel a passion for her that I just don’t feel for you anymore.

Can we still be friends?

I think we should still see each other, but maybe slow things down a bit. Our dates might not be as regular. Definitely we should get together at least once a week. Miss you already! Bye!

With care, gratitude, and respect,



  1. Mary Pessaran · March 1, 2011

    Beth, the first step in any healthy relationship is being able to set boundaries and to share your true feelings. If blog can’t accept this, then the relationship just isn’t meant to be. I’m glad you two are communicating because you really are one my favorite couples. I hope to see you together on a weekly. . . bi-weekly . . . monthly . . . quarterly . . . okay, now I’m just groveling . . . basis. I need the laughs. – Mary

    • Beth Hull · March 1, 2011

      Thank you, Mary! Blog and I will work something out, I’m sure. I’m hoping for regular(ish) dates with Blog…we’ll have to see how it goes.

  2. Vicki · March 6, 2011

    You are so creative! I really hope the time spent with your divine manuscript yields a note of passion & thankfulness at the end of the relatiionship as you stare down at the cover of your first novel!

    • Beth Hull · March 6, 2011

      Oh, I wish I could be as optimistic as you! Can you imagine? Seeing something I wrote, bound up in book form?! Perhaps even…dare I say…hardcover? I’m squealing inside at the thought of it. Perhaps that’ll keep me going during the rocky times with le manuscript.

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