Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t blogged a lot lately. In fact, I have only posted once in the last couple of weeks and to be honest, I feel bad. There has been a lot going on in my household as well as my head of late and I found myself for the first time since I started this blog in 2009, not wanting to do it anymore. To the point, I was ready to quit. I’ve struggled to read anything since December started; my plans to read all the new publications for January hasn’t even begun and the more I try, the more I resist. I don’t even wanted to write at the moment either. I haven’t picked up a pen since November and there is no urge within me to write. I haven’t even been on Twitter, which for me is rare. I think basically my batteries are completely flat and I need to recharge them. I desperately need a break from it, to mull over the future and decide how I want to proceed with writing and blogging for next year.
For those of you who are probably now panicking that I might be quitting altogether; well I am not. I just need an extended break.
So after much thought and discussion with others, I have decided to continue my blogging break until the 6th January. My husband and my children are at home, and I really want to spend time with them. I want a couple of weeks reading some old favourites and rediscovering my love of books as I seem to have lost it lately. I intend to be back in the blogging chair, raring to go with lots of posts I had hoped to write in December once the kids go back to school. It looks like I will have some new faces joining me to review books, thanks to my lovely pals at the Chichester SCBWI group, who have offered to help out. There will probably be some changes too, as I want to develop a new weekend format which won’t revolve so much around books.
My dear readers, if I could ask you to bear with me and still be around when I get back. I’ve rarely taken any blog breaks and if they have, they were normally only for a couple of days, but this time I really do need it.
So for now, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I look forward to coming back to you more refreshed and buzzing in January.