Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bittersweet Moment....

This moment has been in the making for a while, I just never wanted to accept it.

I recently wrote a post on my personal blog about feeling overwhelmed {Feeling a little… Blah…} and it was more or less me trying to work through some feelings. I needed to face the fact that I had way too much on my plate and I HAD to get rid of some.

I am a wife. I am a home schooling mother to 7. I am a graduate student. I am an American Heritage Girl leader. Those are titles that I cannot shrug off.

I started my personal blog, officially, in 2008. And you know what? I miss it. I miss it a lot.

I started my book blog a year ago. I love to read. I always have and I always will. But, running the blog is becoming more of a full time job for me. A full time job that I don’t have the time for anymore. I spend an hour or two a day setting up blog and facebook posts for cover reveals, releases, promos, and tours. I then spend another hour going through the messages on the page and promoting sales and other things. It takes another couple of hours going through all the sign ups I am sent and cross referencing them to make sure I am not signing up twice or over booking myself. Close to five hours of my day is done doing this. That’s not counting the reading and reviewing of ARCs. I’m at the point that I just can’t do it anymore. I need a break.

Graduate school is hard. A lot harder than I thought. I can’t alienate my assignments for the blog. I want to finish my novel, heck just one of them. I have 16 current WIPs in various stages of development.

I have a vision of me and being stressed out all the time isn’t it. The vision I have has changed dramatically since even a few weeks ago.

The blog will remain up. I will still post reviews to it. But, I won’t be doing tours, promos, or cover reveals. I won’t be posting to the facebook page or twitter. I may change my mind in a few months, you never know with me.

I will remain on the street teams I am on. I will share for these authors on my secondary facebook page (primary is my personal and I don’t allow people I don’t know on it). My secondary page is listed under my pen name. I will add you to that one gladly.

Please understand where I am coming from. Thanks for all the support over the last year.

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