Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dear All and All

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,


Jan

10 comments:

Clarissa Draper said...

Happy writing, Jan. See you when you return.

Liza said...

We'll miss you. But good luck! I look forward to hearing good news from you. Oh, and hiatus is a good word, but grok is even better! Best wishes Jan.

Julie said...

Good luck and I look forward to reading great news from you when you return. Best wishes!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Looking forward to your news! Hope you'll have a good break. :)

Margot Kinberg said...

Jan - Enjoy your well-deserved blog break! And we'll be here - eager for your news - when you get back!

Emma said...

Good on ya gal!

Faith Pray said...

Like one of those green-juice fasts, I hope it is invigorating and powerful. May any loose story strings tie themselves up in perfect bows, and the rest of the time be well-spent, deep and satisfying. Hugs!

Words A Day said...

Good luck Jan:) See you when you come back, and fingers crossed for your novel x

Southpaw said...

It take me a lot of time to comment too. Ah well, good luck finishing up.

Miriam Forster said...

Good luck! See you when you get back!