Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Newsflash!

I’m taking a blog break.

I’m tired and a bit bored with myself.

I’m struggling with my book and need to concentrate on that for a bit. I shall continue to read blogs but I'm not sure about commenting. I will update my wordmeter and reading material.

Blogging has become more of a pressure than fun, which is no good at all.

I don’t know if it’ll be three days or three weeks that I am away for. I will be in the UK for the last two weeks in April. I suspect that it will be so exciting to be there again that I’ll have lots to say.

I hope to see you back here soon.

31 comments:

Leatherdykeuk said...

Be well, JJ. See you when you return.

Lane said...

Enjoy your break jj. I've been feeling a bit like that myself.
Take care:-) x

Queenie said...

Blogbreaks are essential sometimes. Take as long as you need - you'll know when you're ready to come back, it'll be when the prospect of blogging feels like fun again. Hope the writing goes well, you're nearly halfway, keep on truckin'.

SueG said...

completely understandable, pal. Take your time. Do what you need. we'll be here when you get back! xo
ps but if you're in London let me know. I'd love to meet up!

Wordtryst - Liane Spicer said...

I know how you feel, JJ. Been wondering about taking a bit of a break myself.

Have a good visit, and good luck with the writing. You've been making great progress and should be very proud of yourself.

JJ Beattie said...

Thanks Rachel. See you soon.

Lane, it's gotta be fun, hasn't it? And normally I love it... so a break is a good idea.

Queenie, Thank you. Yes, I think so. If I don't come back before my trip, I'll bet my Uk visit will get me going again. There's a puppy to blog about at my parents!

Sue, thank you. Meeting up would be lovely. I'll get in touch.

Liane, thanks m'dear. Perhaps there's lots of it about. I am proud of myself, but these last 10,000 words have felt like... well they've been damned hard work and I need to concentrate. *sigh*

Debs said...

Enjoy your break. I'll be taking one too in a couple of weeks too.

Hope you have fun with the writing.x

liz fenwick said...

Have a great break and look forward to seeing you back :-)
lx

Paige said...

Enjoy your break!

I know what you mean about blogging becoming something of a chore instead of fun. I'm trying to rekindle my love of blogging but it doesn't appear to be happening yet.

Take care and see you when you return!

L-Plate Author said...

Enjoy your break, well both of them actually. Safe journey x

B said...

look forward to your return... whenever that is :)

Helen said...

When I took my break I came back with lots of enthusiasm (and a different blog!) so I know all about the benfits a break can bring.

xx

Angie said...

Must be contagious, I've been struggling to find enthusiasm as well.

I'll miss your posts, but take care of yourself and enjoy your break! We'll be here when you feel ready to return.
xx

Cathy said...

We all need a blog break sometime. Take care and maybe see you in London?

Cx

HelenMHunt said...

If you need a break then it's better to take one than try to keep going. Soooooooooo excited about you coming to UK!

marmiteandtea said...

Been feeling that way too.

Good luck with the book and enjoy the UK!

Katy said...

Have a wonderful break (both sorts!) and I look forward to catching up when you come back again. Have fun with the book too :-)

BT said...

Enjoy your break. I know how you feel, I get like that occasionally and it's good to step aside sometimes. Enjoy the UK.

JJ Beattie said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments.

I'll be back soon.

SpiralSkies said...

Give me a shout if you fancy meeting up - I'm sure the South East has just about managed to re-stock its wine cellars since we last went cavorting!

Blog breaks are no bad thing - we'll all still be here when you get back to it :0)

X

ChrisH said...

Nooo! Sorry, have been up to the eyeballs myself so have only just read this. Okay, calm, (or gather as dear Kate would say). Enjoy the break and good luck with the writing.

Pat Posner said...

Take care, JJ.
Don't stay away too long - we'll miss you

xxPat

sheepish said...

I've been off-line again so have only just seen this. Have a good time and come back refreshed, whenever you feel ready to dazzle us with your erudite posts. Not sure what that word means but it looks good!!!
Take care.

Flowerpot said...

enjoy your break JJ - think we all get times like that.

Michelle said...

Hope you come back refreshed and energised! We'll be here waiting for you.

ChrisH said...

Oh, JJ, I've just returned after seeing your comment - I should have warned you not to look!! The sailing couple were boarded by pirates and it ended tragically, fortunately a rare incident. I'm sure your daughter will be perfectly safe; everyone's going to be much more vigilant about head injuries now, best, CX

KatW said...

Miss you already! Sometimes it's good to grab a break though. If you're not back before - enjoy your puppy cuddling in the UK.

Kat :-)

Kiskadee said...

I understand completely - after all, I'm just back from a two year break!
Enjoy your time away from your blog and wen you're ready you'll be back -- like me.
I don't hav emuch of a readership so you're welcome to be my sole support in these hard times!

KAREN said...

Have a fab break, and hope to hear from you again soon :o)

Sarah*G* said...

Have a good blog break and I hope all is well with you over in Thailand. Seen on news about the unrest over there and some people calling for a revolution!

Wordtryst - Liane Spicer said...

I saw it too and thought of you. Hope all is well.