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.