Why I’m taking an impromptu break.
At the beginning of the year, I had a goal to post twice a week and beat my blogging stats each month and managed to do both up until the beginning of this month.
Because of the holiday weekend, I said on Twitter I wouldn’t be posting anything so I wouldn’t be stressing about my blog while working long hours and being super tired afterward, but then that mini-break turned into a week of not posting and now it’s been even longer than that.
I just haven’t felt like it. I haven’t felt like writing in general. I managed to watch Stranger Things 3 over the holiday and planned on doing a review, but I ended up rewriting the damn thing five times and I’m still nowhere near getting it done. It wasn’t coming out. I couldn’t write it the way I wanted to. I stressed for an entire day off, writing and rewriting to get nowhere.
Posting twice a week, sometimes more sometimes less, for six months with an almost full-time job while trying to get my book published and keeping an exercise routine seemed to burn me out. I hated that I felt like I needed to finish a book so I could post a review. My blog isn’t a job (that would be awesome) and I post because I enjoy it, but I haven’t been enjoying it.
It wasn’t just posting on my blog. I haven’t been on Twitter or talking to any of my friends there or here. I just haven’t felt like it. I’ve spent some more time outside or doing crossword puzzles or watching travel vlogs on Youtube.
I’m also craving a trip to the beach. It’s pretty sad how badly I need to go, which won’t happen for about a month. If I don’t spend some time outside of this…lovely town I lose it at some point. I’m not exaggerating, I need to get away from this place.
Where Do I Go From Here?
Here’s the thing: I’m in the middle of a long stretch of work until I’m off (nine days in a row) and I don’t usually post as much when that happens. I’d like to. I plan to at some point next week.
I just don’t want to force myself to do it.
At this point, I’m just waiting on vacation. Since I’m saving money for that, I’m putting self-publishing my book on hold. I haven’t requested any NetGalley books or put in for any book tours.
I would like to go to the drive-in at some point this month and on the 31st, am going to my first Queen and Adam Lambert concert.
That’s pretty much everything I wanted to say so in case someone is actually wondering why I haven’t posted or been online in general, I needed a break.