Thursday, August 19, 2010

Imagine That

I took yesterday off from not only this blog, but the Internet. Okay, I checked email once or twice, but wasn't online for more than twenty minutes--all day long.

Know what I realized? That my inboxes didn't blow up. (Imagine that.) No one needed immediate responses to anything. And maybe, just maybe, I put too much pressure on myself to keep up-to-date with everyone.

I've been struggling lately with balancing my normal everyday life with my writing life and all that comes with it (manuscripts, blogs, promo, FB, etc). So, lately I decided I need to step back a little. Less time online. More time taking care of myself, physically and emotionally. More family time. More reading--I've read two books so far this week! I haven't done that in a very long time.

All the changes feel really good.

Imagine that.



  1. If you manage this one, PLEASE tell me how you did it. You'll be my hero.

  2. Good for you Heather! Have a wonderful day!

  3. I've been unplugging at least one whole day during the weekends, sometimes a bit more. I actually managed to read thre books over one weekend last month (about 650 pages). It was sooo nice!

    BTW, guess who scored the last copy of your book on the shelf at B&N today? *g*

  4. Good for you!!! What did you read?

  5. Linda, I think I've finally realized that I can't do everything. And accepting hard as that is to do.

    Thanks, BJ!

    Ooh, so glad, Heather! Hope you love it!

    Melissa, I just finished A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield (very, very good) and Finger Licking Fifteen by Janet Evanovich. Now what to choose next??? Too many to choose from!

  6. Hey Heather! I just started to take more time for myself too. Since I am doing edits, I knew I couldn't sit at the desk all day in front of the computer or I'd go crazy. I've been walking over two miles a day just to get out of the chair. It's not fast walking or exercise, it's breathing and taking my time so I can mediate more.