As of today, is officially on hiatus. This isn’t forever, but it’s a much needed, just-for-awhile sort of thing. is officially on hiatus.

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Fret not. This isn’t one of those things that’s the beginning of the end. I’m not stepping away just to fall off the face of the earth later. I just need a break.

I write about it all the time, but balancing work and life when you’re also trying to write a novel is hellish. Throw in this blog and my YouTube schedule, and well, I’m exhausted. Also, I realized this month that I’ve officially taught a full year’s worth of classes, and it’s only July. I still have at least 4 more classes coming at me when the semester starts.

This year has been great for the blog. I’ve adopted a schedule. I’ve consistently put out content. I’ve created posts that I’m proud of. Dare I say…I think you can see my brand in everything I do!

But I would be in no way qualified to write about work-life balance and writing if I didn’t have any work-life balance, and didn’t prioritize my writing.

That’s why is officially on hiatus until Monday, September 3. (That’s Labor Day, by the way.)

I’ll still be around the internet. You can catch me on YouTube for sure, and Twitter like always. And Instagram when I remember it.

But mostly I’ll be writing. I’m working on a novel, and I want to finish it this summer. So while I’ve got a month off in the summer, it’s the perfect time to focus on writing. I have a writing retreat scheduled, and best believe I will vlog it. (There will probably be a blog post when I return about what I learned from it.) And I do plan to vlog about writing sprints, writing dates, and just the awesome opportunity I have to be all about my book for one month.

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While I’m away from this space, I’d like to encourage you to take a lap or two around the archives. I’ve built up quite the treasure trove of content, and I bet a good ol’ re-read of some of my old stuff is just the thing to tide you over until I make my triumphant return.

And I want to thank you for showing up in this space and supporting me all this time. There’s a lot of dark places on the internet, but my readers have always been a really bright light. So, know that I’ll miss you, and I can’t wait to come back.

Until then, I’ll be spelunking my way through the word mines to bash out the shittiest first draft that the world has ever seen!

5 Responses

  1. How am I supposed to know what day of the week it is with you gone?! I always know it’s either Monday or Thursday just by your posts. Haha.

  2. It seems unlikely that time off was really needed, given what you’ve recently produced at TLO. My best wishes for a creative season remain, but evidence tempers my optimism about them.

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