Tuesday, October 18, 2011

follow-up to "yep, I'm blog fatigued"

Thank you to all who responded to last week's blog post either here, on Facebook, Twitter, email, or in person. One of the things I learned was that many of you are reading, but not commenting. I can certainly relate to this since I try to keep up to date with certain blogs but don't comment. I also learned that some are not only blog-fatigued, but internet-fatigued in general. Too much screen time, not enough face time. I can relate to that as well. I especially appreciate those who didn't want to see the blog go away, who look forward to my posts and little lessons. Again, thank you all.

Alas, after a week of reflection, I've decided to put the blog on hiatus at least until the end of this year. My priority is getting my novel finished and giving my students the attention they need. Not to worry, you can still catch up with me on Twitter or my Facebook author page. And who knows-- inspiration may strike, and I may have something to post here. I wouldn't be opposed to that.

And so, to repeat once more (sometimes repetition in writing is a good thing), thank you again for your feedback, encouragement, and support. I couldn't have had all these wonderful writing achievements had it not been for you.

See you on the flip side.


Anne R. Allen said...

I relate. Got me some major Internet fatigue myself. It's why I got a blog partner and I get lots of blog guests. When I'm doing a blog tour to promote two books and doing major edits on two others, it's just overwhelming. We're human beings, not machines (or 10,000 monkeys or whatever they said could write Shakespeare if they kept at it long enough.) Enjoy your real-world time!

Elisa said...

Thanks so much for your support, Anne. And congratulations on the launch of your books -- so excited for you!

Jacqueline Howett said...

I enjoyed your blog posts.

You say: My priority is getting my novel finished.

That's about where I am at, but I'm still slowly weening myself off the net.

Happy writing and good Luck with your novel!

Stephanie Meadows said...

Hi Elisa
I am not here to comment on your blogging this time. I am here to tell you how much I enjoyed reading "Why I Love Singlehood" (I just finished reading it). I can't wait to start reading "Faking It"
Your writing has inspired me to write again! Not just little tidbits of writing (like lyrics and prose) but to actually start writing a short story! I still want to fulfill a promise made to my mother as she was leaving this earth (unknown to me that is what she was doing at the time). Her last words to me were "please promise me you will do something with your writing"
So, thank you for inspiring me!

Elisa said...

Stephanie, thank you so much! You just made my day.

Brooke Passmore said...

Hi Elisa!

I just read an article you wrote about your four P's to indie publishing. I'm wanting to put my book out on eBooks hopefully in spring. You are a great inspiration to all indie authors who can't get anything from agents besides rejections. I'm very queried out and soon I will have my book for the public to read through eBooks. Love your blog and I hope you can check out mine at brookepassmore.blogspot.com where I am trying to promote my youngadult romance.