Monday, July 25, 2011

Backseat Blogging

Going on hiatus for a while. It's been a long time coming, and I'm still here, just not here here. Right? Right.

I'm amazed at all you mothers and fathers that work, write, and take care of children! You guys are super heros!!

But I am failing miserably at blogging and writing and working! I'd much rather succeed at one than fail at 3. So...

When my third novel is written I will be back! I'm just having a hard time focusing on so many different areas in life and I need to dive into my novel fully. Because it's bitchin'. And I love it. And I need it to be awesome on paper and not just in my head!

Happy Summer guys! See you all soon!

23 comments:

  1. Happy writing!!! And good for you for taking a break you need, rather than pushing yourself to blog and ending up hating it. Lots of people could probably learn that lesson.

    Go, go, go! Get those words down :)

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  2. Good for you. Take all the time you need and we'll see you when you get back. :hugs:

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  3. I hear you loud and clear. After all, if we are writers then writing is what needs to happen. Blogging should be enjoyable, not a chore. But it should also not get in the way of our real work, our real love, our real passion.

    See you when you get back.

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  4. Hope you get that novel finished soon!

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  5. I totally understand where you are coming from, and I'm seriously considering taking the same action during my 12-week novel writing break.

    Good luck with your novel. You can do it!

    Ellie Garratt

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  6. Good luck, Colene! Hope it works fabulously for you!

    And I totally couldn't have done this at an earlier phase. You are still nurturing a new marriage and have friends in addition to writing and working. My kids are older and only have rare bouts of wanting me to do anything with them, and hubby has always been our main homemaker... that theoretically ought to be changing, but... erm... I may not be pulling my weight... SO HARD to care about a clean freaking house...

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  7. Don't blame you a bit. Happy writing, and we'll see you when we see you!

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  8. Wow - I didn't realize you were on your third. Congrats! And, well, happy summer! (thanks for the superhero status, I've always felt that way myself) (totally kidding)
    erica

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  9. Take Care, Colene. WE all have tons to do this summer. I haven't been the best blogger lately either. I should do like you and take a hiatus. I just might.]

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  10. I've been a terrible commentor so I completely understand what you mean! Take care of yourself, enjoy your summer, best of luck finishing up that third novel!!! I should take a hiatus much like you but the blogging just won't stop... I'm afraid if I stop writing posts I'll lose myself.

    Wait... I think that proves I've already lost it.

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  11. Have a great writing break. Missing your visits to my blog :O)

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  12. Take care and we'll see you around when you are ready to come back to blogging. Happy summer!

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  13. I know how you feel, Colene! I've been soooo tempted to take a long break from blogging and focus on some new ideas. I really need to get words hammered out...

    Anyhow - I hope the wonderful words in your head translate seamlessly to your computer screen. Happy, productive writing and I'll "see" you when you get back! :)

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  14. Good luck! See you when you get back!

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  15. I understand. I SO do. But I HATE that you're on hiatus today. Mostly b/c I just had this in word-verify: dampoot.

    I'm thinking that's the one that slips out in church... ;p

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  16. I hope you are enjoying your hiatus and getting lots of writing done. School work is just starting to calm down a bit for me so I'm trying to get back into blogging and writing. Looking forward to when you're back!

    PS. I'm still laughing at LTM's comment!

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  17. Absolutely fantastic blog!!! Glad I found it! Love it!!!

    Lola x
    http://lola-x.blogspot.com

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  18. Oh my goodness... do I hear you! I hope your break is going well! :)

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  19. Hello! I was thinking about you the other day and decided to drop you a line. Hope all is well!

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