A Short Hiatus

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So I Took a Month off from Blogging

  • February 01, 2021
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There were no gigantic shifts in consciousness that prompted me to take the month off. I was feeling an apathy that most people are well familiar with in a time that’s dragged on too long this past year.

How did I spend the time? I continued with my foreign language studies, read a lot, watched a lot of K-dramas, and, most important, by week three had finally gotten over the block that was making me dig my heels in against working on book two.

Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t suddenly start writing ten pages a day, creativity bursting at the seams. I treated myself kindly, with a daily quota of 100 words a day, three days a week. If I wrote more, great, but as long as I met the quota of the day, I was happy. Building up those writing muscles takes the same amount of time and care as working physical muscles.

So I might continue blogging every Monday or I might skip a week or two. As far as I’m concerned, as long as I’m writing something, it’s all good. See you next week (maybe).


  • Marie MacBryde • February 1, 2021 at 10:31 am

    So much “stuff” gets in the way of our writing that it’s always a welcome relief when we do manage to scribble something down. A hundred words every few days is doable and worthy.

  • Carrie • February 1, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    We all need a break now and then. Good for you for recognizing the need for some self-care!

  • J. M. Levinton • February 1, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Thank you!

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