Saturday, September 15, 2012

Maternity Leave

I think it's time to call it quits. I've seen so many mommas keep writing, querying and blogging right up until labor, but I think I've reached my breaking point. Between my toddler, my day job, keeping the house and laundry in check, remembering to feed the family and occasionally having a few moments to connect with my husband, I have nothing left at the end of the day. I love writing, but it's become something on my to do list instead of something I want to do. I haven't been great about blogging either and it's become a burden more than a delight. I'm exhausted and in pain almost all the time (hooray for pelvic bones separating and baby dropping!), neither of which is very conducive to creative pursuits.

So while I wanted to finish my work in progress and send out a bunch of queries for my completed manuscript before this baby arrives, I'm taking my leave early. Sometime in the next six week I'll have a whole new person to get used to and I need to take time now to rest and enjoy my son. I need to be free from my own expectations and the sense that I should be writing every time I get a free moment.

So thank you, Sweet Readers, for joining me on this journey. This is just a momentary pit stop along the road. Some time in the future, when I can see my toes and breathe again, I will be back with a vengeance. I'm certainly not giving up in my dreams of finding an agent and getting published, but I'm ready to take a break from the daily grind. I appreciate all of you who have read something I've written or ever given me words of encouragement. It means the world to me. I can't wait to share with you all again!

Until then,



  1. I KNOW how you feel. I had to do the same thing. Get your rest, mama, and get ready for the big day!

  2. I was exactly where you are about two months ago. Those pelvic pains are a... well you know what they are. :-) I'm glad this is a break and not an ending, because you're great! Good luck!

  3. We understand! Go rest and ENJOY this moment! We'll be here when you can come back ;)

  4. Sounds like it's a very well-deserved break! I still remember the feeling of my pelvic bones preparing for the birth of my now-two-year-old. Ouch. Everyone deserves a little time now and then. Congratulations on your new baby!