Taking A Hiatus

HIatusDear Readers,

I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and I’ve decided to do it. I’m not a quitter; in fact, I’ve rarely given up on anything that matters to me during my (insert your Satchel Paige age here) years on this dear planet, but I feel I’ve got to make an exception. At least for a little while.

Blogging has been such a great release for me. It’s helped me stay current; it’s kept me thinking; it’s kept me writing; and it’s kept me in touch with you.

However, at this juncture in my life, as I sit in the throes of writing a second novel and desperately want to complete it, and as I attempt to be a good mother to my children, I believe a pause in blogging is necessary.

I’m not sure how long a break it will be. Perhaps it will be a month, two months, six months, or a year. I honestly have no idea right now. But I do know that I need to focus on preparing for the upcoming semester at Stevenson where I will be teaching two new courses, as well as getting reacquainted with my little fictional friends as we march toward completion of “Baseball Girl” together.

So, it’s not goodbye, it’s just so long for a little bit.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, and I’ll see you on the flip side, whenever that may be.

All the best,


14 Comments Add yours

  1. Good luck with your endeavors and we’ll wait for your return.

    1. Thank you! I’ll still check in to see what all my blogger friends are doing. Will miss you for a bit, but in the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, “I’ll be back.”

  2. Sad to see you take a break from the blogging world, but I’m very glad to hear that you have a new book coming out!
    Good Luck!!

    1. Thanks, Kelli! I’ll be following what you’re doing, though. Very exciting stuff!

  3. Danielle Dark Lister says:

    Well…I better still see you on Pinterest!

    1. I’m still there. Pinning and trying to get my house in order before I head back to school. Love your pins! Keep them coming, Danielle!

  4. Ann Arbaugh says:

    Good luck! Can’t wait to see the new book.

    1. That makes two of us. There is quite a ways to go, that’s why I wanted to try to focus a little. See you soon, Ann!

  5. Anonymous says:

    could you? would you? maybe once a month? just to update us on book progress. have very much enjoyed your blogs.

    1. Thank you so much. Will do my best to not stay away for too long. 🙂

  6. Mom says:

    This may be the “pause that refreshes”….no matter what, when you have something you want to share, we’ll be here!
    A hug, Mom

    1. Yes. A refreshing pause. Great way to look at it, Mom!

  7. Luanne says:

    good luck to you. Blogging takes up a lot of writing energy :).

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