Well, I'm taking a bloggy break for the next month for many reasons and I thought it would be fun to do my very own "Writer On A Break" drinking game. For those of you wanting to take a small break or back off from the crazy world of social media or are too busy to keep up with all the responsibility of DEVELOPING A PLATFORM, this is the game for you.
If you think that all the good articles about writing are being blogged about by other people, TAKE A DRINK.
If you find yourself getting worked up over all the drama with reviewers and Goodreads and authors/spouses behaving badly, TAKE A DRINK.
If you want to engage in political discussions and/or arguments with people who you've never met in regards to fast food crappy chicken restaurants, TAKE A DRINK.
If you are overwhelmed and devastated by the number of articles stacking up on how it is not a great year to be a woman, TAKE A DRINK.
If you are exhausted by the number of people who ask you:
a) if you got an agent
b) if you sold your book
c) when your book is coming out
d) why you don't just self-pub,
TAKE A DRINK.
If you find yourself reading others' blogs and either feeling bad because they do it so much better than you or feeling exhausted because they have so much to say when you have nothing to say, TAKE A DRINK.
If you're worried about the impact your public social media presence will have on your family, TAKE A DRINK.
If you have a day job and you write and you are trying to keep up with multiple social media platforms, TAKE A DRINK.
If you find yourself in a state of ennui where blogging has become an obligation rather than a fun place where your family/friends/fans could find out what's happening in your life, TAKE A DRINK.
If you are active on more than one blog, TAKE A DRINK.
So that's the game. All of the above reasons don't apply to me, but some of them do and I put all of them up there because it is something I've heard from other bloggers. I will return to blogging at the beginning of October. I hope that you all stick with me. I will possibly have answers to some unknowns by then, I will also have news about my edgy YA book club, and if nothing else, I'll have picked up an embarrassing story or two to share.