It’s been a little over a week since I got home from the RWA 2018 conference. Last week I basically played catch-up with my life. Laundry needed to get done, groceries needed to be shopped for, I had to pay a passel of bills, clean my house, visit and check on my mother, the car was scheduled for an oil change and tune-up, I had a repeat mammogram, a weeks’ worth of blogs to write, PLUS I had a deadline for edits due yesterday on a second holiday release, and my final audio chapters had to be listened to and corrected before the book goes to Audible.
Oh, and let’s not forget I needed to reconnect with my husband and daughter.
Can you spell S-T-R-E-S-S-E-D?
So, because I’m only one woman and even I – Miss Chronic Insomnia – sleep 2 hours a night, I am doing something I’ve never done before with regard to my writing.
Get ready for it, because it’s a doozy!
I, Mrs Writing is my Oxygen, am taking a bit of a writing break.
I know. Shocked the s**t out of me, too!
I’ve never actually had a vacation from writing before, even when I worked full time. I always wrote in the evenings, on weekends, and when we traveled.
But I’m going to give myself 2 weeks off starting in a few days. I need to rest my brain and re-examine my career. This has been a busy year, writing and publishing-wise for me. I had one book come out in April ( CAN’T STAND THE HEAT), and I have at least 2 books ( DEARLY BELOVED and CHRISTMAS & CANOLLIS) and an e-book (HOPE’S DREAM) coming out before the end of the year, plus 2 Audible books.
That’s a lot.
Really. A lot.
So….let’s see if I survive this little vaca from writing everyday. I just might not be able to….breathe, and by breathe, I mean make it out on the other end alive!
Hahah. Dramatic, thy name is Peg Jaeger.
Any hoo. I’ll report back after my self imposed exile ends. Until then, I’ll be scheduling some stuff on Hootsuite I’m writing a head of time, so you’ll still hear from me regularly.
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4 responses to “A different track?”
I don’t blame you for wanting a break to rest your brain. Dealing with life on top of creating life, ie. our characters and all the crap we put them through, is exhausting! I’ve taken a few breaks recently but they were caused by external forces. For one, visiting with my mum means multiple games of Scrabble rather than writing. And camping in the backcountry means paddling, schlepping, and surviving rather than writing. But the stories never leave my thoughts and I’m itching to get back to them. Not sure I could go a whole two weeks without writing something. I’ll be interested to hear how it works for you. Good luck!
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Don’t worry Luanna – I’m sure to write a blog about not writing a blog for 2 weeks! heehee
Peggy, you’ve had a busy year so far and you just came back from the RWA. It’s okay to take a break. In fact, I highly recommend it! We all need to decompress, recharge our batteries and relax. I’ll be thinking of you and will see you when you get back. 🙂 MRS N
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