Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Perhaps a Writer's Retreat

I am exhausted. Have no idea why, except for the two submissions I got out last week and then the Master's degree deadline on Monday. The two critiques I had to do. I have four or five friends with books that released Tuesday. I've already gotten a rejection for one of last week's submissions and still haven't heard that the other arrived--need to check on that. I realized that my website needs updating. I'm reading three books at once--a nice hat trick--using every spare moment to crack one open and read a few bits. I discovered this morning I missed a promo opportunity. Two others appeared on my doorstep that I need to seriously consider. And that is just my writing life, I won't mention the rest of it. I saw it was time to blog here and I thought. No... I'll just leave last week's up. But that's a bit lazy, isn't it?
So, I thought I'd simply be honest. Let you know that sometimes the "glamorous" life of a writer is exhausting. Trust me when I say nothing good gets written when you are exhausted. So, I decided to take this week off. The last thing I want to do is interrupt your busy writing life with a blog that has nothing useful in it. (I am hoping that at least the photo gives you a laugh.)
Hopefully next week I'll have something useful for you. In the meantime, please make sure you take a moment for yourself. Cheers~


Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Loved the photo and it did make me laugh.

I think your blog did provide useful content, because I know I’ve certainly felt the same way and I bet most others writers have too. It’s nice to know we’re not alone.

Good luck with your submissions!

Nancy J. Parra said...

Hi Jane, thanks!!

Hope you have a great week~ cheers!

Judy Croome said...

Love that photo too, can totally relate. And (hugs) on the rejection! Hope the second sub has a different result. And this blog post was as useful as your others. It's a relief to know I'm not the only one that sometimes feels exhausted from all the writing commitments that I have to gouge time out of my real life for. Hope you get a breather soon!

Linda Kage said...

Yep, I'm on board with everyone else. Best photo of the year. I can relate to the poor bear some days too!

And I have no idea why you might ever be tired, Nance. Geesh. Have you been saving the planet and leaping tall buildings lately too? Wow. Sounds like you've had a lot on your plate. A vacation in the Bahamas sounds like what you need. Hugs.

Nancy J. Parra said...

Hi Judy, Hi Linda,

You all are so nice to me. I say we all take a day on the beach together- well, at least in our mind's eye. We can sit in the sun and watch the ocean waves. Ahhh. :D


Pamala Knight said...

Sometimes you have to give yourself permission to just "be" Nancy. You've certainly earned that right. So, relax and don't worry about us. We'll be here waiting for you.


~Sia McKye~ said...

Nancy, it gave me a laugh. I hear you on the exhaustion though. Seems to be catching.

I think breaks are necessary and good for you. I'm seeing bloggers doing the blog a day for October. I applaud them, but I couldn't do it. It's all I can do to take care of three posts a week.

Take care of yourself and hugs to hubs!

Nancy J. Parra said...

Hi Pamala, Hi Sia,

*waves* Thanks for stopping by and your patience. I laugh at the picture, too. :D