Tuesday, November 12, 2013

And so the heroine falls.

I'd really hoped it wouldn't come to this, but I'm going on hiatus.

The plan is that I'll link up to my guest posts every day as they go live, and put up guest posts etc. that I promised for other people. I will do my bloghop's Update Day.

But otherwise, until mid-December or later, you probably won't be seeing me.

The reason? We have to move house even sooner (on the 20th) which means my revision schedule, my NaNoWriMo plans... well... everything, actually, are screwed.

Something's gotta give for the next two weeks, and since only my revisions are on contract, blogging and NaNo have to be it. Hopefully I'll manage NaNo by some miracle, but if the past twelve days are an indication, things aren't looking good.

The last straw came last night. A short trip on moving house errands turned into a seven hour one. I came home, I crashed, and I didn't do a post, despite the fact that I know I should have.

So. It really sucks. I wanted to visit blogs and market my book etc. But life's not working out that way at the moment.

I know a lot of you will be going on hiatus for the Christmas season. To you, I wish a wonderful time with your family and loved ones. May it be a blessed time.

To those of you who are sticking around through December, I'll see you at the latest on the 24th, but hopefully much sooner.

In the meantime, if you want to check out some more interesting posts by me, I'm visiting Bradley, talking about my five-year-project, and Susanne, talking about the five Cs I use when writing good dialogue.


24 comments:

Melissa said...

Sorry life is not cooperating for you.
If you get a few days to do NaNo, maybe this will help...

http://avajae.blogspot.com/2013/11/how-i-won-nanowrimo-in-9-days.html

I'm going on hiatus soon. See you on the flip side.

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Get done what you need to get done. Writing will always be there waiting.

Murees Dupé said...

Good-luck with the move and everything else you have planned. Best wishes.

Catherine Stine said...

Do what you gotta do. Everyone understands! Cheers.

Chris Fries said...

Oh yeah -- life has a way of interfering in the best-laid plans. I always liked that saying, "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans."

Get your move accomplished, regroup, take some time to recharge your batteries, enjoy your family, catch a breath, and then come back to writing. And then -- and only then -- blogging. This should be fun -- if it's a burden, you're doing it wrong. :)

I hope everything goes great with all you've got to do, and that you get a little "you-time" in there, too! See ya in December!

E.J. Wesley said...

You've got to have a roof over your head and keep your living situation running smooth, or none of this writing and blogging stuff is possible.

Plus, we all need a break from this now and then, and now you've got a good excuse for it. :)

Good luck with the move! We'll be around when you get back.

EJ

Karen Walker said...

Misha, I know this is hard for you, but I'm glad you are taking care of yourself in this way. We will all be here when you get back!

Beth said...

Take a break!

shelly said...

Its all good. You can only do so much.

Robin said...

I feel your pain. Life has not been cooperative for me either!

LD Masterson said...

Life happens. Take a break and do what you need to do. We'll be here when you get back.

Connie Keller said...

I'll miss you, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

S.P. Bowers said...

You need to take care of life. Good luck moving house, a difficult and terrifying process. See you around.

Crystal Collier said...

Enjoy your time away. Live some real life, eh? I'll just be here, eating cheese, enjoying the blogosphere by my lonesome. No guilt. ;)

Paul Anthony Shortt said...

Hope the move goes well, Misha! Take the time you need, and we'll see you when you come back.

Mark Koopmans said...

Trust me, I could be in the Witness Protection Plan for the amount of times I've moved, so I get your frustration.

GOOD LUCK, get the move behind you and if you enjoy South African wine... don't forget to NOT pack it in a non-descript brown box :)

klahanie said...

Hi Misha,

One thing at a time, my friend. After the stress of moving, you can get back into the groove. Your priority has to be your health. As for NaNo....um....

Have some rest and see you when we see you.

Gary :)

SA Larsenッ said...

That's okay. Dang, life getting in the way .... LOL Make sure you rest a bit and take care of yourself, too. Lots of times we forget that part.

Liz Blocker said...

That's more than OK - it's important. Take care of your life and yourself and we'll see you when you have time to come back, hopefully refreshed and refueled with a solid roof over your head.

Ava Quinn said...

Good luck with all your commitments and moving! See you on the flip side!! :)

Julia Hones said...

I agree with Gary. Your health is more important than anything else.
I tell you this now that I am sick and have no energy to write at the moment.

Morgan said...

I feel you, Misha. Totally get it. Hiatus's are good for the soul--I hope you can realign and feel better and get your groove back soon! You're so amazing!

Romance Book Haven said...

All the best Misha!

Nas

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks so much for your support, all! X