Friday, July 23, 2010

Slowing down for the summer

This year, conscious of the fact that my blogging had previously slowed to a trickle of posts, I've been trying to post three times a week whenever possible. But even that is becoming a chore at present. The current financial and physical limitations of real life mean that I rarely have anything exciting to report. The warm weather has now triggered a recurrence of the leg spasms, thankfully not yet quite as painful as earlier in the year but very frustrating all the same and I can't get out and about as much as I'd like.

I'm in the nowhere land of waiting in respect of novel one. I'm still in the planning and research stage of novel two and, with the advent of the school holiday at the end of next week, I don't expect to start actual writing until September at the earliest. I have at least set up a folder for novel two on my computer and I have a new notebook, so that's a good start, right?

I've decided to slow down on the blog for a month or maybe two, to give myself breathing space. A summer holiday, if you like, as I shan't be going away. I will still post, but only as and when I have something worthwhile to say, not because I feel I should be blogging (those posts are always the worst, aren't they?). I am still reading your blogs, mainly through Google Reader, and apologise for not commenting more often. I've become a lazy blogger, seduced perhaps by the speed and ease of communicating on Twitter.

I may, however, be commenting less on Facebook and Twitter too. I'm still there, reading, but just feel I have little of interest to share right now. My eyes are also telling me I spend far too much time in front of the screen. I love social media, but sometimes it's necessary to step back just a little, to concentrate on real life and those around you.


Anne Brooke said...

Sometimes we just need a break from it all, Cathy! Hoping your summer is good and as restful as possible, and we're all still here reading you, wherever you pop up.

Love & hugs


Cathy said...

Thank you Anne! I didn't want to bore my readers. you know, especially at holiday time... :)

Amanda said...

My eyes are telling me I spend far too much time in front of the screen too, Cathy. It's good to have a break.

I hope you hear some positive news about novel 1 very soon, and good luck with starting novel 2 in September.

DJ Kirkby said...

Enjoy your summer break. I don't get enough oppourtunity to blog and so on because of having to work full time. I'd like a break from work and more time on here :)

Helen said...

I know exactly what you mean as I've stepped away from it all lately. I hope you are ok though. Going to catch up and read all your other posts I missed whilst away. x