Wednesday, May 28, 2014

On Break

I'm taking a brief break from blogging this week to get some actual work done on my work-in-progress, which for the past two months or so has mostly been an on-hold-work-in-progress. I'll be back for IWSG next week with some tips on public speaking, and will visit everyone next week as well :) If I don't come see you this week, I apologize in advance, and I promise I'll catch you in June!

In the meantime, I leave you with this recommendation:

Read Ann Pachett's collection of essays called This is the Story of a Happy Marriage (the link goes to her indie bookstore's website, where you can buy the book and have it shipped right to you). She's a marvelous writer, but that's not news; what caught me, and held me delightedly captive, was the insight into her life as a writer: her journey, her process, the way she built her career, the ways she supported herself before her fiction took off. I'm a very different person from a very different background, but so many elements of her story struck a chord in me. It was validating, inspiring, hilarious, and hopeful to see my struggles reflected in her words.

OK, I'm heading off to write now. Have a lovely week, and I'll see you next Wednesday!

24 comments:

  1. Happy writing! I've eased back so I can finish my current manuscript.

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  2. Feels like a lot of bloggers are taking a break to work on their WiP. Good luck with yours, and keep us posted on your progress!

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  3. I hear you Liz. I'm ready for a break too. I'm eyeball deep in my story edits before sending them out to my cps. Not enough hours in the day!!

    Have a great break. I'll look for your post next week!

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  4. Oh. My. Gosh.
    I think this is the shortest post you've ever written. 0_0

    :P
    Enjoy your break. :)

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  5. Yay! Enjoy the break. I totally need one of those too. Or five.

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  6. Lots of people taking a break. Hope you get some work done.

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  7. Have a good break! Get a lot of work done. :)

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  8. Blogging always has to come second to actual book writing. See you next week!

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  9. Sending you good writing vibes! Catch you next week!

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  10. Happy writing. I hope you get lots of words down.

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  11. have a great writing week and take in some sunshine and great that you connected with someone else's writing

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  12. Hope the writing goes very well. ^_^ Still looking forward to reading this.

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  13. Enjoy your time away, and I hope you get lots and lots of writing in(something I've been neglecting lately too)!

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  14. Happy writing, Liz! Hope you come back feeling refreshed:)

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  15. She owns the big indie bookstore here in Nashville. I need to go by and buy it there to show my support!

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  16. Happy writing! And there is absolutely no need to apologize for stepping back from blog visits.

    Looking forward to those tips next week.

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  17. Good luck with the WiP, Liz. Writing should always be first and foremost.

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  18. Happy writing! And thanks for the recommendation - I'm always intrigued by other authors' journeys.

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  19. Have a happy writing time and good break.

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  20. Have a wonderful break. I hope you get some real work done.

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  21. I hope you got heaps of writing done!

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