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Friday, February 19, 2010

I'm Going on Vacation

Well, not really, but I am taking a break from blogging. "What?" you may say. "You just had a break from blogging." This is true, but I also had an unwanted break from writing. 2010 has not gotten off to a very productive start for me. We had the sickness and surgeries in January, and the computer issues last week. I'm way behind on where I want to be with my manuscript. That being said, starting next week, I will re-post a series I did back in November on The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass. For some of you, this will be new. For others, it will be review. Either way, I think you could benefit from it. I just reread the book this past weekend, and I came away even more inspired than I did the first time. For those of you who read my posts the first time around and have since read the book, I'd love for you to pipe in with your opinions and what you learned from the book. Everyone sees something different. This is why we can learn from each other. For those of you who haven't read the book, GO BUY IT NOW! You won't be sorry. Despite my lack of new posts, I will be around to all of your blogs. Have a fantastic weekend!

43 comments:

storyqueen said...

Get lots of good work done!!

See you in a week.

Shelley

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohh we all need a lil break. I'm was here for the first installment but I did learn alot from it. I'm writing my first run-through of a manuscript now so I will gladly read anything that'll help. I hope you & your family are feeling better!! =)

Suzyhayze said...

I know how you feel girlie! Send me an email if you get a chance and tell me your status!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Own it. Looking forward to the reread. Hope you have a productive break.
~ Wendy

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Enjoy your weekend and your break, you deserve it. Here's to better days ahead!

Amy Tate said...

Hang in there, Susan. Spring is coming! We all go through deserts now and then.

Valerie Geary said...

Good luck! Work hard! You can doooooooo it! :D

Diane said...

Hope those fingers don't get cramped! Praying a super productive week for you. :O)

www.dianeestrella.com

Corey Schwartz said...

Good luck with your manuscript! I'm in a similar place, Susan.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Have a good, productive vacation :)

Kathy said...

I know what you mean, Susan.

I decided to try to write 10 pages a day for the next 10 days. I'll have another 100 pages of my WIP done. I have to do it.

Paul Greci said...

I hope your time is productive.

And, those pieces you did w/The Fire in Fiction were top of the line!!

Stephanie Thornton said...

I hope you get tons of work done! I hope the rest of 2010 shapes up a bit better for you!

Tere Kirkland said...

I definitely benefited from your Fire in Fiction posts.

Get some good work done!

Tara McClendon said...

Happy writing. Loved the flip flops.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Happy blogging vacation, Susan!

'Cause I love your blog, I've given you the Sunshine Award. Just visit my blog for more info.

Have a great weekend!

Jon Paul said...

Have a nice break! I'm a newby, so looking forward to what you have in store next.

Roni @ FictionGroupie said...

Good luck with your vacation, hope it's productive!

L. T. Host said...

Best of luck getting some work done... I totally hear you on 2010 not being conducive to writing. *Sigh*. See you soon!

Jen said...

Have a great weekend and good luck getting some much needed writing done!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, yay! That was a fantastic series. I'll enjoy re-reading them, Susan. I hope your week is productive.

Nancy said...

I hope you're on track now and that nothing interferes with your fabulous work to be. God bless as you "catch up" and I hope you have smooth sailing from now on.

Carolyn V. said...

I'm thinking of a blogger break too, just for a little while. Have a great time on your break. May the writing muse be with you. =)

K. M. Walton said...

Hi, Susan. After your previous highlights from The Fire in Fiction I bought the book and read it. I like how he backs up everything with examples from novels - it shows you what he means - literally.

Enjoy your "time off" : )

jenheadjen said...

Susan, thanks for putting me in your blog list! Fun! I'll be sure to see if I can find a copy of that book. I think I missed your first series for it in Nov., so hopefully I can catch it this round! Hope the writing and health and computers cooperate more fabulously this month!

Nisa said...

Enjoy your break. I hope it is super productive!

Kelly L said...

enjoy your break and I hope you accomplish all that you set out to do.

Love to you
kelly

Sarah Simas said...

Enjoy your break! I hope it's productive and gets your year back on track. :) I'll be looking forward to catching up on the series. I'm always game to learn something new.

Smile!,
Sarah

lotusgirl said...

Sometimes you gotta just take a break.

Leah Rubin said...

Your dedication is so admirable. Hang in there, and remember that lots of us love your words and support you fully. Can I make you a cup of tea?

Anissa said...

Looking forward to revisiting The Fire in Fiction. It's fantastic! Have a great weekend.

Janna Qualman said...

Enjoy your time, Susan! Rock that WIP.

Amber Lynae said...

I understand being behind.... Enjoy working on your manuscript.

Laura Pauling said...

Your writing has to come first. I didn't read all your posts on the Fire in Fiction. I look forward to reading them!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Way to recycle! :) Good luck with your MS.

Diane Marie Shaw said...

May your blogging break be a fruitful time for your manuscript. It is good to know when to unplug.

Angie Muresan said...

I hope it's a productive week for you. Best of luck!

David F. Weisman said...

You better not be reading this yet!

Glynis said...

Enjoy your break!

#167 Dad said...

Pound those keys.

Erica said...

Enjoy your bloggy vacation - I loved the posts about "The Fire in Fiction" - and I did read it since then ;o) We all need a break sometimes - it's good that you noticed the need. Good Luck with your MS ;o)

Lily Robinson said...

There just isn't enough time! Yes, I've had to limit my blog time. I read once-a-week now to catch up. I'm just not getting my projects done.

Natalie said...

I hope you're having a great break Susan! It's such a great thing to detach from the internet every once and a while. Happy writing.