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Friday, March 1, 2013

Taking Another Break

Alrighty, I keep taking breaks like once a year. I keep saying that I'll be focusing on writing and so far... that has not happened because I've been a bad aspiring writer. But now I really do plan on buckling down. My first plan of action is to revise and expand upon the short story I wrote for the Defy the Dark contest last year (which I just got an ARC of, by the way!) and submit it to another short story anthology, which hopefully I'll get into. If not, it'll be a good way to get my feet wet and back into the writing world.

After that, I'll get back to work on the novel I started like way back in July 2010 (yeah, THAT long ago). Along with that, I will be reading books and getting ahead on reviews as well. I won't be gone completely- I have a giveaway planned for next week, and a couple blog tours later in the month. I might do an IMM or two if I have time. But there won't be 3 posts per week like I normally do. I don't know how long this break will go, but I'd like to be back on April 1. It just depends on a few factors.

So anyway, I hope that you'll all still be around when I get back, and wish me luck on the writing thing. Keep an eye on my Twitter page where I'll post updates on my writing and what I'm reading. I'm really excited about what I'll accomplish in this month (and in the months to come).


  1. I'm an aspiring author too and my blogging at Literary Rambles often gets in the way of getting much writing done. So I can totally relate to the struggle to get the right balance between the blog and writing. Good luck with the writing and we'll see you here when you have time.

  2. Wishing you the best of luck, James. :) Feel free to come to one of us if you need a kick in the pants! Write and let your imagination go - I'm sure you're work'll be great.

  3. Good luck with your writing. It absolutely should be your top priority. Enjoy the time and space...it's a magical thing. (((Hugs)))

  4. Good luck! Taking breaks is good, especially if you have goals and whatnot that you want to get done. :D