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.
- Bohemian Bowman’s Guide to Beginner Blogging – A Review…AND a Give-Away! (newequus.wordpress.com)
- How to write blog posts in less time (messagesandmeans.danielgreene.com)
- Drakensang celebrates end of beta, releases Atlantis trailer (massively.joystiq.com)