Monday, October 29, 2012

Calgon Take Me Away

For those of you who are old enough to remember what Calgon is, I need some.

I sat down the other day after 72 hours doing what I normally do and said to myself, "Geez, when are you going to catch a break. You've been working non-stop since May."

In writing this post, I had 6 more paragraphs inserted here about what I've done in the last 5 months and deleted it. I figured you didn't want to hear any more about the old house or the other bullshit I've had to deal with lately.

So, all things considered, Halloween, NaNo, the holidays are coming, I've decided to step back for a while.

I'm taking a break. Not only for my mental health, but I have another book to write. I'd like to get it out before Christmas. I also have a book that's been sitting on my shelf in haphazard revisions for almost 2 years. I'd really like to pull that together as well.

So, I'm off. I know, I haven't really been a great blogger lately anyway. I don't comment, I don't make my rounds, I don't know what's going on anymore. But you know, sometimes, these things just can't be helped. I'm a writer, first (well, second if we don't count Mommyhood). So I need to write. And blogging just takes up too much of my time. Especially now with the sun going down earlier. You can't rake leaves in the dark. (And let me just say how much my mother wants her yard done NOW.)

So I'll see you around the 3rd of December.

PS I hope this Hurricane doesn't catch anyone unaware. Stay safe.

16 comments:

SA Larsenッ said...

Best of luck with your break. I completely understand and can relate. Life just gets in the way, sometimes, and we have to reevaluate. But, we must write!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Third of December sounds about right for me too. I remember what Calgon is and I miss having a tub big enough to submerge myself in. Let's write!

Linda G. said...

You can't always keep up with everything, not without burning out. Sounds like you have your priorities straight. Enjoy living in your latest book, and we'll see you on the other side! :)

Bish Denham said...

I say you absolutely deserve the break.

But before you go... You won something on my blog! Come see.

Anne Gallagher said...

Sherrie -- Life does get complicated. But I always need to write.

Yvonne -- That's the problem with today's world, everything is so let's-get-it-done-right-now, no one has time for a long soak in the tub anymore. I miss those days.

Linda -- Thanks Linda. Burnout is coming easier the older I get, and with the holidays and Monster's birthday coming up, yeah, I need to regroup.

Liza said...

We'll miss you. Please come back rested and happy! Blogging IS hard lately.

Johanna Garth said...

Enjoy your break :) We'll miss you.

Carol Kilgore said...

Enjoy your break! I totally get it.

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Breaks are necessary, especially for writers trying to get books out there! Never, ever worry that you aren't keeping up. That's not your job. :)

Donna Hole said...

Have a good break Anne.

......dhole

Sarah Ahiers said...

Eh, we gave up raking our leaves. We might mow over them a bit, but otherwise, we just let nature take care of them.
Have a great break! It's well-deserved!

Elliot Grace said...

...if anyone deserves a siesta, it's you, my dear ;)

Enjoy your down time.

El

Wendy Ramer said...

If you haven't been a "great" blogger lately, I've been shameful, not posting since I don't know when. Literally, I don't know when. And yes, I remember the Calgon commercials too well and often shout out when my kids are pulling my last nerve, "Calgon, take me away!"

February Grace said...

Just do what you have to do to take care of you and know that you are missed!

bru

Susan Fields said...

I hope you have a peaceful and productive break - we all need them sometimes!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Hey Anne! I know I haven't been around as much because I'm a lazy boob who doesn't blog as much as she could/should anymore. BUT I just wanted to let you know, if you ever stopped blogging you'd be sorely missed! Included your blog in my 'Oh How I Miss You!' blogfest entry today;)