Writing Hiatus

As the new school year dawned and my new business took off, I find that I have very little time left in my day to do anything but write curriculum, wash clothes and prepare for the next day.

My blog began as a journey into my writing, and it appears as if I am at the proverbial fork in the road. 

My free time is extremely limited and as much as  I love blogging, I need to focus on my current WIP.  I figure I have about two months of solid editing to get me where I need to be.  I also have two other manuscripts undergoing pretty serious edits.  In addition, I would like to participate in NaNoWriMo for my fifth time and write the next YA that’s been stewing around in my head.

This is a tall order for such a small amount of free time.

It’s also one I can’t fulfill if I continue blogging like I want to. 

And so, I’ll go on a writing retreat for the next few months.  I’ll focus on polishing what I have completed and completing what I’ m dreaming about.  I know I’ll lose contact with some of you and that will make me sad.  However, it’s not fair to keep my blog kinda-sort-going when I know I can’t keep it up until I reach the meadow at the end of the path.

I guess in a way, my whimsical walk has led me to this point.  A place where I must let some things go and concentrate on others.  From now until the end of the year, my journey will be a work in progress.  I will be going back to my roots and moderating a group on the new Agent Query site.

If you would like to join me over there, I’d be delighted to see your smiling faces at Juvenile Junction–the forum I moderate–or at Query Corner where I’ve been known to give feedback on queries a time or two hundred over the last year.

Otherwise, I’ll wish you well in your writing endeavors, check your blogs when I get a chance and keep you in my thoughts and prayers. 

Best luck in all you do and I hope to kick off the new year with renewed vigor at my blog.  I’ve asked Santa for more time in the day.  I figure if I stay on the good list, I just might get it.

: )


12 responses to “Writing Hiatus

  1. We’ll miss you! Let us know how that works with Santa. 😀

  2. Have a wonderful transition…we will be here when you return! HUGS TO CAT!!! jeanna (are you on face book?

  3. Truly a loss to my reading day. I will miss your whimsical blogs. I hope you find more time sooner rather than later and I wish you luck on all of you WIPs. Til your next blog, I guess this is good bye.

  4. I will miss your posts, but I totally understand. MY blog is down to two days a week for basically the same reason.

    See you over at AQC! 🙂

    P.S. The Wednesday nite chat might be back to the cougar club soon – last week there were no moderators and many fewer chatters. Miss you!

  5. Hugs to all of you. You’re so wonderful and this just makes me sad!

    If you’ve subscribed to my blog, you’ll get short snippets here and there as I have time to post any updates or insights. I’ll try to pop on a few times between now and then. I just don’t want to be committed at a time when every precious moment counts.

    Thanks so much for the warm wishes.

    Jeanna, I am on facebook, but check it so infrequently that I wouldn’t send anyone on that needle and haystack chase! You can always send me an email with any writing questions, inspirations or conversations.

    Victoria, I hope Santa treats me well. I’ll try to be especially good between now and then. Of course, if I’m not blogging, what trouble can I possibly get into?

    Layinda, to be honest, I liked the Cougar Club. I got a bit confused with the time. Two weeks ago it was an hour earlier and then when I checked it out at the new time last week, nobody was there. So, what time would we hop on? Our old usual time or the new and chaotic time?

    Elisa, I hope we keep in touch. I would love to see the progression of your writing. I’m so glad we met when we did.


  6. Happy writing (and all the other things you do in your busy life). But when you return, be sure to stop by my blog and say Hi so I know you’re back.

    • I also liked the cougar club — it was a good conversation rather than a free-for-all. 🙂 (Although a well-moderated informational chat can be very informative.)

      I think the “new” chat time is at 8:30 EST, but I say if nobody’s there, let’s shoot for 9:30 EST (the OLD usual time) instead. There did end up being a chat last week, but not till after 9:30, and it was pleasant – about 6 people.

  7. I’ll miss you and your wonderful blog posts, Cat! But it’s good you’re taking time to do things you need to do. We’ll all be here when you get back! I’m doing NaNo again, too. My name is Sunshine21. Friend me so we can cheer each other on!

    Good luck and have fun with your new projects!

  8. I always figure real life has to come first! You’re a busy lady who has a lot of wonderful goodies on your plate! Enjoy your time, your kids & hubby, your school and of course your story. Have fun! 🙂

  9. Thank you for letting us know, some people tend to disappear without warning…
    Have a great blog hiatus, full of creative writing!
    Best wishes

  10. Hang in there with everything you have going on. We’ll be around when you have time. Other than that, I’ll catch you around the blogosphere. 🙂 Hope the WIP goes well.
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

  11. Sometimes, that stepping away really kicks things going in other areas of your life–I hope it works as well for you as it did for me. 😉

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