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Saturday, 10 July 2010

Reasons why Being Me is going to be Was Being Me for a while

I'm now on my summer holidays from school, dear friends, and I think there are two ways these 7 weeks could go.

Option 1. I start out with the intention of chasing more agents and publishers for my books/beginning a new novel/writing some articles/trying to pitch a new column/entering some story and poetry competitions, but after 5 minutes of enthusiasm decide to blog/read blogs instead because it's just TOO DIFFICULT.  I therefore spend hours blogging and then find it's bedtime.

Option 2. I decide to have a break from the blogosphere so that I can give myself as much chance as possible of actually getting past that 'it's just too difficult' point.

I know myself too well.  So, I've decided on option 2.  You're a great bunch of followers and I hope you'll stick around so that when that I start 'Being Me' again in September or thereabouts, you'll be looking out for a seminal post about a stuffed animal or an incident on a local bus ....

(And please don't be surprised if, in September, all I've done is planned the name of a main character for a book and sent a haiku off.)

xxx

   

43 comments:

  1. Well! You will be missed :)

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  2. Don't worry, we'll still be here anxiously awaiting the next blog post! Hope you have a productive yet restful holiday.

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  3. Well, you'll be missed. Good luck with the writing projects. I look forward to that September post!

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  4. Oh alas, but then of course you're quite right. Blogging is one of the reasons why, now that I'm sadly childless, I still haven't completed my bestseller. My mother and aunt are two of the other reasons.

    Power to your pen, o great Fran. Of course, you're not reading this, are you?

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  5. linens and royals10/7/10 15:45

    Miss you already Fran, good luck with the writing, see you in September.

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  6. Righty-ho. We'll see you in a few months with your glow of accomplished pride.

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  7. You're just going to have to send us all a postcard upon your return. Good luck with the book.

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  8. *snif*

    I'll miss you and the promise of a belly laugh whenever I come here.
    I wish you inspiration and fortitude.

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  9. I'm in the same place you are. Doing some research for my second novel... though suspect that in itself is a delaying tactic. I've been aiming to start it for the last 3 months and keep missing. I can't blame the blog though - I kept that going all through my first novel and in a way it helped me write. Good luck. Roger wilco and out. Will await your return.

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  10. Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments. Have already written the first three chapters. (In my head, that is ....)

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  11. Have a lovely summer.
    Don't work too hard but if you do, eat plenty of chocolate in between bouts.

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  12. I'll miss you. Have a great time.

    All the best, Boonsong

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  13. Awwww. Missing you already. Make it happen.

    Anna May x

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  14. Good luck. I think you write wonderfully so any attempt at sharing that with the wider world seems great to me. And I recognise myself in the first paragraph - just sooo distractable!
    See you soon!

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  15. These comments are so nice. Thanks, all.

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  16. I am bereft, two of my favorites are off for the summer.
    What am I to do?
    Let's hope no more abandon me.

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  17. Am now doubly peeved ... I was looking forward to spending my summer , slouched in front of the computer , letting you entertain me .
    And YOU GET 7 WEEKS ??
    I only get six .
    Harrumph !

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  18. What a brave woman you are! (Actually, I have no proof that you ARE a woman except for that dress you were wearing on the way to the bus a while back. But then, dresses aren't proof of anything even if they're strapless, are they?)

    But never mind all that. I laughed at #1 because that's exactly me. (And I don't mean Me.)

    As for #2, that could possibly never be me. Too discliplined. I will miss Miss, Me, and will be awfully glad to see her back in September.

    Although, to be perfectly honest, I'm incredibly relieved that you're taking a break because I'm running out of Miss/Me/You/Oy combos.

    Best of luck on all those fabulous ideas - the only reason you haven't been published yet is because the rest of the world doesn't yet know what we all know. You can fill in the blanks.

    xo

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  19. Oh dear, I'll miss you. Hope you have a great holiday/break/rest/change or whatever you eventually decide you're going to have, and return refreshed and rearing/raring/roaring to go.
    :)

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  20. We will just be a chillin' while your away. Best of luck...
    And might I suggest "Fred" I call everything male Fred. It hasn't offended anyone yet and even got me a few free drinks.

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  21. Aha, Fran, you're reading these comments, aren't you? Get back to creating NOW.

    I'll buy it. Will you sign it?

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  22. Your decision has my full and immediate support, Fran, which is not to say I won't miss your writing here. Just make sure you do come back after the summer break, and especially after you hit the NYT bestseller list. Good luck and have fun!

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  23. Good luck! and have a great summer.

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  24. Well, chaps, I've already sent an article off to the newspaper I have a column in, in the hope that they'll take it, and I've entered a competition. Yes, a writing competition, not a 'most reluctant non-blogger in the world' competition. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and encouragement. They're good for the soul. x

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  25. I totally support your decision even though I'll miss reading your ROFLOL posts. Good luck and I hope you get a LOT done!

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  26. Hurry back!! Have a great summer.

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  27. I just read your last comment - well done you! Fingers, toes and eyelashes crossed for you :0)

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  28. Enjoy following your nose, and doing whatever turns you on. That's what summer holidays are all about!

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  29. Have an excellent summer and a creative one. I, like everyone else, look forward to your return in September.

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  30. I'll shall wait with anticipation for September to come around. Hope you have a productive few weeks. You can do it! Just imagine that feeling when you get to the end and you have something proper to show for the effort. Cool!

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  31. Thanks, all. Your continuing comments are a very good reminder of what I promised myself I would do .......!

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  32. Go ahead, get on a bus with a gigantic jar of olives.

    I'll be waiting anxiously...

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  33. What? I stumble across your doorstep and find nobody home. Gone fishin'!

    I hope you have a wonderful summer, although I will be a little disappointed later if I learn that you have become extremely efficient and get all sorts of important things accomplished. Meanwhile I will sit here and toss balls for my dog until school starts in September.

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  34. Knock, knock - hello? *echo* Darn.

    *pins note to door*

    Dear Fran, sorry you are not at home but I have finally sent my query into the world, can you believe that? Now I keep worrying that that what I actually sent was a lump of blank paper and a cat hair. But enough of that (quivers) I shall be here when you get back (not here on the doorstep) and hope you get tons of writing done. Yeay!

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  35. Good luck, Fran. See you in the fall.

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  36. Your summer sounds a little like my retirement...I always think about getting a lot done.

    We'll be here when you get back. Have a lovely summer.
    Jann

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  37. I'm missing you already, but I completely sympathise with your situation. Looking forward to your return to the blogosphere!

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  38. Good luck, looking forward to finding out what you've bee up to in September.

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  39. I understand & hope that you get an agent who is a joy to work with! :)

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  40. Discivered you today, wait patiently till you come back!

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  41. In the meantime I will polish my English (had no chance to correct the typing error)

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  42. I just checked in to see if you'd changed your mind. I hope you're tucked in to your vacation nest working furiously on chapter 10 of the next best seller...or you're having a lovely time walking on a beach and enjoying the sunsets.

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