“You want to do what?”

When I told a blogger buddy I was going to take a week, maybe two off, she yelled at me via e-mail:  “You want to do what?  You can’t take a week or two off from blogging.  What about your followers?  What about two book reviews you owe us?  How will I survive?”

Okay, so we can all see she was a little melodramatic, but it made me chuckle.  The truth is I have this novel, and I’m not focusing on it like I should because the internet is my playground, and I’ve been far more active on it than on my novel.  I gave myself an August 1 deadline and it didn’t work because I was playing on my blog, writing on other blogs, and playing Drakensang (shh, it’s  a free high fantasy MMORPG game).  Anyway, I have to put my foot down.

I watched Michael Phelps win his 22 Olympic medal last night and I realized he didn’t get there by partying around.  He had a goal.  He trained for that goal, and he excelled.  I guess you could say I’ve put myself in a training frame of mind.  I have a goal…I want my book published.  It’s not going to do it on its own, so I need to quit the distractions for a while and focus.  While my blog is not ‘goofing around’ like playing video games is, it is still taking me away from my goal.

For this week, at least, I am making myself scarce.  Depending on how far I get with my edits will depend on how much of next week I take off.  I know one of my fave blog and author buddies will surpass me in blog hits (I’ve sort of been in a self-imposed race with her and she’s been catching up fast), but that’s okay.  I have to focus on Dragon King right now.  I have teens and a pre-teen chomping at the bit to beta read it, and I’d like to get in their greedy little hands before they start school again.

With that said, I bid you a fond farewell.  I hope you stick around.  I’ll see you next week, lovely peeps, with an update – to blog or not to blog.

Stay healthy and happy.  Keep sweet.  Yours truly…


and say no more.  Get your book done.