Dear fellow bloggers and commentors and lurkers and all and all,
I am taking a blog break. I have to. I really want to get this book as good as I can before the first of March. I intended to start sending it out the first of February but due to the process I alluded to in my last post, that won't be possible. I also thought I would be having my 'usual slow January'. Nope. It has been full of clients and workshops and well...work. And a darn good thing that is too - it eases the general pain of poverty and lets my imagination work on plot developments rather than survival probabilities.
I will not be posting for a month, I imagine. For me it isn't the posting that is time consuming. I am used to writing quick pieces - I was a journalist in my spotty youth and have kept the facility - but I don't think it is fair to have people read and comment on my pieces when I'm not coming around to their blogs. And I simply can't comment in a fast fashion. I know, I know - I can write posts quickly but that is because I ruminate on them in my bed in the morning - so then I just need to throw them down. But to comment means to ruminate on the spot - takes me longer. I don't like comments from folks JUST for the sake of commenting. In transactional anaylsis we call that 'ritual' or 'pastiming'. Not many strokes are exchanged. It's okay, it keeps the grease of human communication moving, but I like to really grok what I've read and then comment on it. And so, dear readers, I will be taking a hiatus (isn't that a nice word), a gap from the bloggy world. I'm sure I'll visit but not with the same urgency as before. I hope I see you all in a month and with GOOD news.
with tremendous respect and affection,