Thursday, 24 September 2020

Taking a break

 I'll be taking a break from the blog for 2 weeks to fully focus on the kids in the school holidays. I will be trying to limit my time on Social Media and the internet in general (except for my daily inspection of the COVID numbers - please stay low!!)

I do this regularly not just for the kids, but for me. I can spend undistracted time with them. I can focus on other things. I can detox a little from social media, which I enjoy but I let it get away from me at times.

It will be a little of Social September - Disconnect to reconnect. I will be filling the void with more worthwhile pursuits. Namely writing. I was longlisted for Furious Fiction this month, and that story will be polished up for another competition (note the next Furious Fiction is the 2nd of Oct and it's free to enter). I really need to finish my Commonwealth Writers story which has been sitting neglected for a month. I also want to try my hand at a story for 8-11 year olds. Still no ideas yet...

I think that will be healthy for me to do. An electronic/screen diet. A little less mental distraction.


Stay safe, enjoy the break and see you mid October. 

If you miss me, I'll be on Insta, because I'm not a saint....

Linking with Denyse for Life this week.

On the writing, I received my contributor copy of Grieve. Spectacularly beautiful cover this year. I also want to shout out to Russ Talbot whose tiny three line poem Shadow just nails it perfectly. 


14 comments:

  1. Enjoy your break. We all need one from time to time. ♥

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  2. Good luck with the competition! I love that book cover.

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  3. I'm off to look at Furious Fiction, which i heard about while doing a course recently with AWC. Congrats on being listed! Enjoy your break away, always good to detox and I'm glad to read you're not a saint! #lifethisweek

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  4. Enjoy your break Lydia, I'm with my grandsons two days last week and this week and it is a joy just to focus on spending time with them. Congratulations on being listed for Furious Fiction. #lifethisweek

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  5. See you over on Insta...and enjoy the time with your kids.

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  6. Congratulations on being long listed. Enjoy your break. I think it’s a good thing to do.

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  7. Lydia, Enjoy your break and writing. Congrats on being longlisted for Furious Fiction. #lifethisweek

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  8. Hi Lydia - I think time away from social media is never a bad thing. When you have this time with the kids it's good to be more present and not always checking (nothing much happens on mine anyway, so I'm not sure why I'm always so interested!) Enjoy your break x

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  9. Happy Holidays! I wish I had the willpower for a digital detox!

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  10. Good for you. Congratulations on our writing short-listed. I write on my blog and in my journals, but haven't got into book writing very well. I have some chapters drafted, but that's all for now. - Margy

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  11. I for one am glad you are sharing Canberra with us via IG. Good on you for recognising what you need to do each school hols. Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week the optional prompt is 40/51 Share Your Snaps #8 5.10.2020 Hope to see you there too. Denyse

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  12. That is a wonderful book cover indeed. Enjoy your break, stay well.

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  13. Dearest Lydia, thank you so so much for sharing your beautiful memory of that gorgeous wedding dress on Timeless Thursdays! I am so thankful that you join on the meme :) And hoping and praying that your break from blogging be well and happy and closer to your kids! Sending hugs from the Philippines!

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