Why I Am Taking A Blogging Break #Writer #lifeGoals #AmWriting

In true Blondewritemore tradition I read an AMAZING self-help book on a train, got very emotional (in the quiet class carriage), got off the train feeling like a changed woman and decided to take a break from blogging. You can’t get more random than this!

The book I am blaming is this, The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer.

Seriously if you are on the verge of changing your life, read this. It’s fabulous and I am even reading it for a second time. I don’t think my life will ever be the same again.

Its the best book I have read on how your mind works. Scary too.

The book is not entirely to blame. For ages my writing has been nudging me and I have been saying to myself, ‘I will work on my novel once I do this blog post..’

There is always another blog post to write.

At the end of last year I wrote about my literary bird cages and the feeling hasn’t gone away. I have so many drafts and creative projects locked in imaginary cages for one reason or another. My affirmation this year is, ‘free the birds.’

There’s quite a few special moments in the book, one of which is where he says; ‘if you were given a month to live, what would you do?’

Somewhere between Reading and Swindon I answer, ‘publish my book.’

This is all I have wanted to do since I was a little girl, making my own books in my dad’s garage.

The author says, ‘so, why aren’t you doing that?’

I say. ‘Well, I am too busy blogging.’

Gasp, followed by a series of sobs.

The people in the quiet carriage were not impressed.

I have to step away from creating new content and focus on my book writing for a bit. My draft novels are like my literary offspring and they need me.

This break is not goodbye. I will be back.

I will bring with me Series 3: The Diary of Roxy Collins. Can Roxy Collins find love whilst working in a beauty salon? Will she have some romance whilst giving a handsome man a spray tan and singing one of Cher’s classic pop hits at the same time?

Plus I will also bring back news of my debut novel. How exciting!

Last week felt like a good place to leave Roxy for now; pregnant with her fourth child, single (again) and moving into her Great Aunt Vera’s house. I think she’s really happy with me 🙂

In the meantime I still be on Twitter, Instagram etc. I will still read the blogs I follow to see what you are all doing. The old posts of BlondeWriteMore will still be within a click of your mouse.

Take care out there and make sure you get in touch with your inner blonde regularly.

See you all soon!

Lucy xxx

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Lucy Mitchell lives in South Wales with her husband, her two teenage daughters, a giant labrador and a gang of unruly cats. Lucy is the author of the award winning blog, BlondeWriteMore and was a Featured Romance Author on Wattpad. When she’s not working or writing, Lucy can be found listening to audiobooks in a muddy field with her dog or sat outside her local pub in the sunshine enjoying a glass of wine. Her debut novel Instructions Falling In Love Again is OUT now and already pulling in some fabulous reviews ❤️

46 thoughts on “Why I Am Taking A Blogging Break #Writer #lifeGoals #AmWriting

  1. All the very best for your writing – there is nothing better than freeing the writing spirit and soaring! And I’ll look forward to your return to the blog-o-sphere when the time is right! 🙂

  2. I will miss your wonderful posts Lucy, but I know where to find you! 😉
    As I said to you before, I can’t wait to finally have your novel in my hands, so I am immensely proud of you for making this decision that is, frankly, quite scary!
    I’m not sure how other bloggers who also work, manage to write their novels, especially if they have a family too, so this is obviously the way for now, and when you earn your first best-seller status, and your first million, you can retire from your job, and find time to blog AND write!
    I may even join you… but I don’t know if I can let my blog go, even for a little while lol!
    Good luck my sweet Blonde friend!

  3. Oh I’ll miss your entertaining but sounds like you’ve thought it all through and it’s the right thing for now. Sounds like one hellavu train journey 🙂 ‘See’ you again soon, meantime Good luck with the novel. JIll

  4. Lucy!!!!! Go well on your journey! Deepak is a favourite of mine & have a lot of time for his teachings. This is sounding good. I look forward to hearing of your evolution! Much love as alwaysxxxxxx & here’s to Freeing the Birds!

  5. I wish you all the luck in the world with your new determination to concentrate on your writing. This is a place I am trying to get to as everything seems to conspire to stop me writing, and I have had enough of the guilt!

  6. The best choice… in fact, bloging takes away from us a lot of time. But depending on the purpose… yes, that’s what I think. I do blog to sensibilaze the few reader about specism and the great danger… to share informations about the need to change our habits… to informate about prioities in life and to treat animals in the same manner we treat our beloved.
    Oh, that’s a long story. I share many other things, trying to give away some love and sharing ideas about inner change.
    But absolutely sometimes you need to put priorities, and better if you let aside FB, Instagramm and so on…
    Hugs and all the best for your new novel :-)claudine

    1. Had so many amazing blog post ideas since I made the decision to take a break 🙄 It feels like the right thing to do and I have to follow my dream even though it feels like the hardest thing ever

  7. Best of luck to you, Lucy!
    I will be watching for news that you’ve finished your book and it’s now available to buy. I haven’t caught up with Roxie yet, so I will use your break to do that.
    I’m a fan!!

  8. This is such a positive post. It’s a really healthy thing that you’re doing, but I’m sure you know that already. I’ll miss you, but look forward to exciting news about your book. All the best xx

  9. I’m so pleased to hear the news of your blogging break, Lucy.You’re the third person I know who has taken that decision. Beleive me, I did it, and it was the best thing I did in getting ‘Glimpses’ out there. You’ll come back all refreshed and, I believe, an even better writer.
    Good luck with it.

      1. I know what you mean, but I know you’re strong enough to have the willpower to do it. Just keep thinking about that sentence from the book – ‘if you were given a month to live, what would you do?’

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