There’s been a gap in my blog, and here’s the reason why: I’m giving myself a six-month sabbatical.
Webster’s Dictionary defines sabbatical as a year or half year of absence for study, rest, or travel.
Ever since January of 2004, when I started writing what was to become The Nine Lives of Travis Keating, I’ve been working full-time. Five books in ten years. Add to that, school visits, book tours, library readings, award ceremonies – and, of course, ordinary day to day living.
Last fall, I found I was resenting the demands of the books. I always said I’d write for kids and teens as long as it was fun and then I’d quit.
I don’t want to quit!!
So…six months off to read, relax, read, replenish, read.
Throw in some travel (to Iceland, Banff, and Port Joli), research for books number six and seven (yes, I have ideas), and cleaning out closets that are life-threatening to open.
I therefore won’t be writing a regular weekly blog for a while – you don’t really want to know I blitzed the cupboard under the kitchen sink, do you?
But when I read something interesting, come back from Iceland, hear another writer read, I’ll be in touch.