Monday, August 16, 2010

Simon Says: TAKE A BREAK

Hi Everyone--I'm back, buuuuuut, not for long! :(

Due to being sick last week, I honestly didn't do very much (both with writing and life) and I feel like I've lost a lot of valuable time.

As a result, and with summer being so close to an end, I've decided to follow suit with many of you bloggers in the blogosphere and take a little time out. Not only do I have lots going on (family coming in to visit, birthdays, holidays), I also set a very lofty goal not too long ago, and I want to try to stick with it as much as I can.

I still want to try and finish the first draft of my manuscript by early September, so in order to try and adhere to this, I will be taking some time off from posting.

I will still be visiting all of you as much as I can though! I don't think I'll be able to cut myself off completely, and of course, I'll need to take breaks :)

So today will be my last post until around the middle of September. I will miss all of you and seeing your comments for the next little while, but hopefully it will be here before we know it!

Wish me luck--I hope I'll have good news to report back. :)

What are your goals or plans for the rest of the summer?


35 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm trying to finish the first draft of my WIP by next tuesday. Only eight days left to finish a bit over half the book. Yeah, I may be dreaming but I'm going to try!! Like kept getting in the way, selfish as it is. We'll miss you in the blogosphere but I understand your need for hiatus.

See you when you return.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Take some time!
I'm still working on a follow-up to my upcoming book.

Erinn said...

Take your time and have fun. We'll miss you

Lua said...

It’s good to take some time off the blogosphere ever now and then! :) Good luck finishing your WIP and see you when you get back.

Jemi Fraser said...

Finding the balance and time is always hard. Have fun and good luck with achieving those goals!

The Red Angel said...

Aww, we will miss you dearly, but it's good to know when you need a break to get back on track with life.

Best of luck, we shall be waiting when you come back in September. :)

~TRA

http://xtheredangelx.blogspot.com

Claudia said...

I wish you good luck with your first draft. At least you have set some goals and you're going for them. Thank you for letting your readers know you'll be away for a bit. That's thoughtful ;)
May the inspiration be abundant!
See you in September.
Cheers!
Claudia

Kenda said...

Wishing you luck on finishing your draft. Cheering you on--have fun!

Angie said...

Hope you are feeling better. Enjoy your bloggy break, and good luck finishing that first draft! It's our last week of summer break, so the kids and I want to do some fun stuff.

Amie B said...

everyone needs time off. it's a good thing.

we only have one week left before school starts here...so it hasn't felt like summer vacation for 10 days or so as we've been in "back to school" mode.

there's an award for you at my blog, so i hope you'll stop in before you take a blogging break.

Theresa Milstein said...

I wish you luck!!!! Enjoy your time out.

My goals: find a different job, keep querying, and continue on with my rough draft. I'm at tricky chapter 3.

Stephen Tremp said...

Finishing a couple of WIPs and get them off to my editor. Enjoy your time off. See you when you come back.

Stephen Tremp

Amanda Sablan said...

Glad you've recovered! I think?

It's always good to take a break, so I hope it's a good one for you and you reach your lofty goal! :]

As for my own goals, right now it's making edits on my manuscript and learning Japanese. I've decided to give it another shot, so we'll see how that goes...

The Words Crafter said...

My goals? Get it together and Keep it that way! LOL Enjoy your break!!!!

Tamara Narayan said...

My goal is to send out awesome query letters for book number one now that the rewrite is done and get book number two off the ground. In reality, I need to do more research first. I hope you break from blogging is fruitful. Happy writing!

Sandra Cox said...

Wishing you much inspiration.

Kelly Dexter said...

Have an excellent break, and here's to hoping you accomplish what you set out to!

Lynda Young said...

All the best for your break. I hope you reach your goal :)

Robert Guthrie said...

Have a blast. I'm a huge fan of the break.

Jackee said...

Hello! New follower here...

Breaks are important, especially if they're for writing. Hopefully I'll get to know you when you come back! :o)

Krispy said...

I'm thinking about taking a break myself. My poor goals are languishing. Haha. Best of luck with yours!!!

Medeia Sharif said...

I hope you have a productive break. :)

Sarah Callejo said...

I'm sending you masses of good luck from Spain. Looking forward to hear your results after your break.

Lola Sharp said...

Have a productive break. (I need to take one too)

See you when you return,
Lola

Lydia Kang said...

Have a restful and productive break! We'll miss you!

Talei said...

Good luck! You can reach that lofty goal! Have a very productive break!! ;))

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm just checking to see how you're doing. Hi!

notesfromnadir said...

Hope you get your manuscript finished by early Sept.

Have a fun & productive break! :)

writergirl said...

I can't wait to read your novel!!

http://randomwriter707.blogspot.com/

Medeia Sharif said...

Good luck on your manuscript.

Shelley HW said...

ave done something similar, taken some time to catch up, write, remember summer, make new goals. Good luck, and I hope your time away has been pleasant.

Mohamed Mughal said...

Looking forward to sharing ideas with you again when you return!

Have fun :)

Theresa Milstein said...

Just came over to say hi. It was good to see you again, commenting on my blog. I hope all is going well for you this fall.

Bekah said...

We'll be glad to have you back when you join the world again : )

Aubrie said...

Good luck! I took time off from blogging because I was up to two hours a day, and I'm glad I did it.