Friday, June 10, 2011

The Piedmont Grille is Now Closed

Good Morning, my darlings. Sorry to say, the Piedmont Grille will be closed for the summer. Monster Child is getting out of school today, my mother and I discussed the plans for our upcoming vacation in July, and I have not one, not two, but three books to write over the summer. (Gotta love that pressure.)

I think with summer, we all take a break. I remember last year, there was hardly anyone around, with vacations, kids, and the unrelenting heat, I know I was hardly coherent when I was here. And then, sometime around the second week in September, it was like the swallows in Capistrano -- we all came back full force. And that was nice.

I will still be posting on Monday and Wednesday for awhile. I leave for Rhode Island on July 18 and won't return until the 30 (if you really wanted to know my itinerary) and then Monster Child returns to school on August 10, so you know the drill, shopping for the various resources. I have to say a hiatus does sound imminent. There will be no internet in RI and as it is a vacation, I think it would behoove me to be unconnected.

I have been trying to keep my posts regulated to a stricter schedule - Monday for Romance issues and Wednesday for Writing issues and I think that was working really well for me. I may still try and do that, although, who knows what my mind will come up with.

Don't get me wrong, I love my Friday's here at the Grille. But for the summer, I think it would be better for me to let them go. At least until September.

I hope you all have a great weekend. I'll see you on Monday.

18 comments:

Em-Musing said...

Aw...I will reeaally miss you Anne and the Grille, but have a great summer and...holy crap! THREE books? OMG! You're gonna be one busy lady. Do what you have to do to stay sane.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi,

Have a great time away from the blogosphere. Shall miss you all the same. ;)

best
F

Linda G. said...

Awww. But I do understand. Enjoy a little play time along with all that book writing! :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm going to be slowing down to M & W's soon, too. Most people decrease their blogging time in the summer. That's the time to enjoy the weather and our kids. :D

Creepy Query Girl said...

we understand! And I agree- I remember things being a bit slow in the summer too! We'll miss the Grill though!

Anne Gallagher said...

Thanks Ladies. It's just Friday but I always loved my Friday's. Kept me in food choices and I never knew what I was going to post about. Maybe Wednesday will be the new Friday. We'll see.

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

yay for summer! I know i'll have a few hiatus's coming up, due to vacays and conferences and a family wedding!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Cutting back for the summer sounds like a good idea. We'll miss you on Fridays, but ya gotta do whatcha gotta do. Good luck with your book-writing. (Need help with weird titles? HA!)

Al said...

Have a great break!

Bossy Betty said...

This is not fair! I will just sit here until you come back.

Elle Strauss said...

Enjoy your hiatus and I hope you get tons of inspiration as you rest!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Three books? Gee - you must write FAST!! And yet, you'll still be blogging two days a week. I'm lucky if I get two blogs out a week NOW! Guess if you're sporadic all the time, you don't need to warn anyone!!

Have fun on your vacation. Mine will be spent at conventions (which is better than work).

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Three books to write? Better get busy! And I still want to know how the one ends...

Stephen Tremp said...

You have to do what's best for you. Good luck with all that writing! Sometimes you have to do what you have to do and let other things fall by the wayside.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Enjoy the summer and the trips and the writing. See you here and there, I'm sure.

Solvang Sherrie said...

You and me both. Summer is for family and vacation and real life adventures. Enjoy!

Elliot Grace said...

...wishing you and the family a summer worthy of photo album additions:)

You're a great friend, Anne

EL

jbchicoine said...

Taking a break has been one of the best things for me--I know it will be for you, too...