I hesitated taking a blogging break. Hadn’t ever done it before in all the years I have been posting but I knew I would be unable to read or post anything for quite awhile, and I’m not one to write ahead. I go with the moment.
Anyways, was it worth it to break?
First, let me say I missed hearing all about your news and felt a little as though there was a party going on and I had stayed home instead.
But I found this out: It really isn’t so important in the scope of life if I ever get an agent or if I ever write a great query letter or ever write the best book ever.
Now don’t get me wrong . . . those are some of my goals with writing and I take it seriously but stepping back awhile gave me a whole fresh perspective.
I love to write. Sometimes being as immersed as I was, (it's easy to do in this online world) it's easy to forget the real world. We pin all our hopes and dreams on people we have never met, hoping this agent or that publishing house will give us the golden key.
During these past ten days, I spent hours climbing around a playground creating imaginary worlds with my three-year-old grandson. Can I tell you how refreshing it was? All I wanted to be was the best role model and loving grandmother I could be. I don’t get that chance often because we live on opposite sides of the country.
The other benefit of this short break? I need to be serious about my writing but not take myself so seriously. Who am I really? Just a person trying to put on paper words that fill my mind. And if along the way I meet some wonderful people, then that makes it all that more sweet.
Will I break again? Sure. My mind is refreshed and I’m ready to go.
How about you? Do you take blogging breaks?