Monday, June 08, 2009

I'm Not Here

I'm not sure when I'll be back. I'll still stop in to visit your blogs when I get a chance - maybe still participate in a few things. Most of you already know how to reach me, if there's any great news in the bloggy-sphere or if you just want to touch base.

Without going into too much detail, I've hit the wall. Something had to give, and this has turned out to be it. I don't know yet if I'm joining the ranks of those who've given up blogging altogether, or if I'm just taking a break. But there are a number of things I have to accomplish before I can devote time here.

Blogging has been a great place for me, to learn and connect, and grow as a writer. Now it's time to use all of those things.

Take care. Be good, unless it doesn't suit you... I'll be writing.


moonrat said...

good luck with everything, Merry. hope you'll be back soon.


Travis Erwin said...

I understand. Really I do, since I am buckling own on my fiction as well, but I do miss your posts.

Merry Monteleone said...

Thanks, Moonie :-)

Hi Travis,

Thanks. I'll still be checking in to see your awesome posts.

Lillie Ammann said...


We'll miss you but wish you the best.

Lillie Ammann
A Writer's Words, An Editor's Eye

Michelle H. said...

You have all my best wishes everything works out for you!

Colleen_Katana said...

Good luck, Merry! I completely understand! I hope you and the family are well and I'll shoot you an email soon!

Merry Monteleone said...


Thanks so much, and same back to you.

Hi Michelle,

If I'm still not blogging, let me know when you've placed your novel because I know you will.

Hi Colleen,

Congrats again on the new job and yes, definitely, shoot me an email anytime.

Ello said...

Merry - I know how tough it is to balance everything. Sometimes you just want to give it all up!

Good luck Merry! But stay in touch with me please! I'm still your beta reader, right?

Mary Witzl said...

I understand too! Blogging, for all that it is a creative way to procrastinate, sucks up far too much time. I'm trying to buckle down myself and polish up a few ms. Good for you: you'll help inspire me -- and I'll probably still be here when you get back!

Merry Monteleone said...

Hey Ello,

You are absolutely still my beta reader! But if I didn't take a blogging break, I might take eons to get you anything new to read for me :-)

I'll absolutely stay in touch, and you always know where to contact me, too.

Hi Mary,

I'll still be checking in at your place, too. Good luck on the ms' - you're another one I can't wait to see in print... that is one of the great things about blogging, where else will you get to hang out with so many talented writers?

silken said...

I have been in the same boat. I just cannot keep up w/ it all. two teens and a husband who is under tons of stress right now. my blogging has pretty much gone by the wayside too. hope all is well for you. best of everything!

Merry Monteleone said...

Hi Silken,

Especially with summer upon us - so much going on with the kids... and this year seems to be a transitional year for me, so there are non-writing things to contend with...

I've been barely posting for a few months as it is... but this way, I don't feel bad for not checking in for a long while. I'm thinking I'll probably come back to it when I can devote more time...

Hope everything's good with you and yours, Silken. I still owe Shelly and your mom an email about book reviews - it's been on my backburner forever, but I'm hoping I can get some of that done this summer too.

Demon Hunter said...

Good luck with the writing, Merry. I hope to see you back here soon! :-) E-mail me! :-)

Merry Monteleone said...

Hi Demon Hunter!!!!

I hope the wedding and honeymoon were fantastic! So happy to see you.

I've been popping in to read blogs here and there, but not really commenting much. I've been reassessing my online time a bit, too, but I do want to continue the blog - I might change it up a little bit, though. Doing more literary discussions and book reviews. I'm thinking I'll get back to blogging around the end of the summer. I want to at least finish the first draft of the wip and get it out to a few beta readers before I take on anything else.

Chris Eldin said...

Good luck! I hope to see you back!

Merry Monteleone said...

Thanks Chris. I'll be back soon, I think.

Wendy said...

Hey, I just got here and you've gone! It's like walking into an empty house! I hope you enjoy your respite and eventually return!

Merry Monteleone said...

Hi Wendy,

Nice to meet you, and so sorry you came into an empty 'house' :-)

I'll be back to it, probably in the next month or so. I hope you'll stop back in... really, it's usually much more lively around here.