Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Taking a break – whether for half an hour or a week – can be a challenge. My mind is constantly going over story ideas, articles for my 5 different columns, things I need to update on my various websites (I have 6!), stuff going on IRL, chores around the house, taking time for myself…

When I stop & think about it all, I wonder how I get anything accomplished without short-circuiting 🙂

My mini-break seems to be a good idea. Next week we prep for our camping trip, which sees us leaving town a day earlier than I thought. I love you guys & miss the daily chats, but I am SO ready for an internet break! So, over the next week, I'll be busier than ever, trying to pre-write articles to post while I'm away.

In the back of my mind, I cannot stop planning, though. When we get back from our trip up North, I want to start thinking about (and maybe even outline) my NaNo '10 project. At this moment, I have no idea what I am even going to write about!

Of course, I'll still bring a notebook to jot down any brilliant ideas that come my way. But mostly, I am going to enjoy propping my feet up, roasting corn on the fire, sitting lakeside, toasting marshmallows and staring up at the stars at night.

If I can just make it through this next week!

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12 comments to Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

  • David Sobkowiak  says:

    I am totally on board with this as well. I’m unplugging for most of next week as our family will be on vacation at the beach and well, ocean and sand are not a tech device’s friend. That and I need the chance to recharge. I’ll be writing and other things at times, but not online. Have a great trip! We’re off to VA beach!

    • Mary  says:

      Have fun! I’ve been to Virginia Beach once and loved it. As much as I love my techy stuff, I am so looking forward to taking off. We’re planning on doing some geocaching!

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  • jamie  says:

    I would love to get away from it all for a week (or 3 days, although it might take that long just to unwind enough to do anything). Have fun with it.

    • Mary  says:

      Yeah, it does take a few days, but our site is lakeside, so maybe only a few hours. As long as I get my morning coffee 🙂 There’s something empowering about building a fire first thing in the morning just to boil the water (though the novelty does wear off – heehee!).

    • Mary  says:

      I also love that the last post in your blog listed above is titled “Hemp Diapers” 🙂

  • Katey  says:

    It is REALLY hard at first to take that break– my head still spins constantly, and there’s nothing I can do about it. But after a day or two I feel slightly more able.


    I’m sure you’ll enjoy yours, though!

    • Mary  says:

      I always use these trips to conjure up creepy stories. A writer never completely rests 🙂 I’m sure we will enjoy it too – especially for our traditional final day Banana Splits!

      • Katey  says:

        Good god, that’s a thing of beauty.

        I gave you a Cate Gardner Strange Woman award over at my blog, too! (I have to tell you, no ninja awards allowed, she says.)

        • Mary  says:

          I swear there’s a banana in there somewhere under all the whipped cream

  • Cate Gardner  says:

    Enjoy the break. I normally manage to relax on the last day.

  • Betherann  says:

    I wandered over here from and am totally subscribing. I really like what I see — thank you!

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