Saturday, November 24, 2012

I Need a Break~

From now until the end of December, I will not be around much. I need this time, to recharge, reassess and reevaluate many issues.

I just finished my historical (35,333 words, yay!) and I plan not to do anymore writing for a while. Frankly, it's not been a good fall in a lot a ways and I need downtime.

I have a couple of promo commitments in December I will fulfill, I also have a couple of short stories releasing. I will do what is expected in those regards. Besides doing any edits that may come my way from publishers, I plan to lie low.

Without sounding whiny and self-serving, this writing thing is giving me far more stress than I need at the mo. Or want.

I never wanted my writing to become a full-time job and it has. I write for my own enjoyment. I write for myself. Yes, that does sound selfish, but there it is. This was meant to be a hobby, a pleasant way to pass the afternoons. If I made a few dollars for some little extras, all the better. I need to get back to that hobby-only frame of mind.

Thanks for listening~

Cheers~

12 comments:

  1. Writing for yourself is not selfish, as you say you enjoy it and its a hobby. I write all the time, a way of forgeting the **** in my life. Getting grief and stressed from a something you love is not part of the deal. Take a break, feet up, bottle of wine, a box of choc's and forget everything to do with writing for now. Its amazing how recharged we feel after.

    Of course if it were a Jamaican beach, hot blokes a crate of Becks and a huge joint I'd be right beside you. Now that's a way to de-stress.


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    1. Iron Mum great to hear from you and thanks for the laugh as always! Exactly, I don't want this to be part of the deal, the stress. What did I do today? Cleaned out my closet and read. Very relaxing. Cheers and happy holidays, mate.

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  2. It has been a busy year with several things going on at once for you. Sometimes laying low and recharging is exactly what you need. Might even give you a fresh perspective.

    It is hard work even if it is a hobby. Stepping away when things get messy or stressful is something we all should do.

    {{{{hugs}}}}

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    1. Stepping away is a good idea. Think I'll clean my house, bring in the Xmas totes, put up the tree and decorate. Read, drink tea, watch Spartacus. Yep. Sounds like a plan~ Cheers, my friend~

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  3. Don't blame you at all. I read all that Silver Publishing stuff, no wonder you got your rights back. That probably didn't help the stress. Take the time and relax!

    jaundyce

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    1. Nope. I hate drama. Don't want to be involved in any way. I got my rights back, I am moving on. Cheers and thanks!

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  4. Hi my friend!
    There is so much stress around,you don't need to get yourself even more,yeh take a break.Come back next year with nice new ideas,your stories will be even better then.Have a wonderful christmas time! Hugs!!!!!!! Irmtraut

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    1. Thanks so much Irmtraut! I am going to take advantage of these few weeks to rest for sure. Thanks so much for your support and Happy Holidays, mate!

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  5. I totally get this. Just so you know you are not alone.

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    1. Thank God, sometimes I feel I have been pushed out on an ice flow~ *snort*

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  6. You are not alone... It has been a long and challenging year for many (including myself-have had to step back & take a time out from my job that was stressing myself out begin to lose the passion/enjoyment of what I was doing)

    Best suggestion is going to take a glass wine & book :)

    See ya next year I hope

    Happy Holidays


    Hugs, hope thing get better for ya

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    1. Beckey, I love your suggestion and I will do exactly that. I have a ton of second hand books to read and tons on my Kindle. I'll be around, just not as much, and you will definitely see me in the new year! Happy Holidays to you as well!

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