Thursday, August 14, 2014

But it is not this day!

Fellow writers, my brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of writers fails, when we forsake our works-in-progress and break all bonds of critique partners and beta readers. But it is not this day. An hour of despair and shattered hope when the age of inspiration comes crashing down. But it is not this day! This day we write. By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you take up your pens, writers of the West!*

However, today is the day when I shall say: time for a short blog break.

Most of the time writing my blogs and checking in with other writer friends provides me inspiration and motivation to keep writing and revising and querying.

But it is not this day. This day... or week, or two... I shall not be blogging.  I need a bit of a break.

I will be back in late August or early September.

* Since the quote I've personalized above is from the movie version of the Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (not the book) I feel it is acceptable to mangle it. If it was from the book, I would never desecrate Aragorn's words, even for the sake of writing inspiration and fun. (Hmmm, maybe I'll pull out my much worn, tattered and beloved copy of the book just to make sure!) 


  1. Brava for your blog break!!! We're here if you want any distractions ;). Hope you have a great rest of the month. You always provide so much support and encouragement to others and I'm glad you're taking the time you need for yourself.

  2. I. LOOOOVE. THIS!!! *salutes* I hope you enjoy your break, Lord Aragorn! Thanks for the pep talk. Now go out there and show that writing who's king of Gondor! <3 <3

  3. Enjoy your break. I enjoyed mine.

    Just be sure to come back. I'm having trouble returning.

  4. I took a blogging break myself for a few days. In my case, the cause was laziness rather than a plan. But it's good to have a bit of a break in any case.



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