I have this large--and perhaps unfounded--fear that if I don't update my blog regularly, something evil will happen to my writing career. I read several writing blogs, and many say, "make sure writers have an online presence," and, "agents want to see that you're out there," and, "agents don't like to see a forgotten blog."
It's not forgotten.
I've been busy writing. I'm up to 50K consecutive words in WINTER ON BRIMSTONE HILL.
So while I have been neglecting my blog, I haven't been neglecting my novel.
That's more important, right? :)