Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hiatus

As you may have noticed, lords and ladies, I haven't quite been bringing my "A" game the past couple of months. Between increased responsibilities at work and a host of other demands on my time, I'm afraid I'm going to have to put Pimp My Novel on indefinite hiatus.

Not to worry—nothing terrible has happened/is happening. It's just that there are only so many hours in the day, and I know I'm not going to be able to do a consistent or good job with this blog once the Publishing Giant reawakens in September.

It pains me to write this, folks, since so many of you have been here since day one. You've encouraged me to write about the industry, shared with me (and your fellow writers) your tips, advice, stories, works in progress, successes, and setbacks, and I want to thank all of you for your time and generosity over the past two years. Seriously, y'all are the best.

So: thank you. Hopefully I'll be seeing (read: posting for) you again soon.

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  1. thanks for everything you've done thus far and might do in the future.

    We're grateful, but a lot less important that your family and the people who actually pay the bills for you.

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  2. I've learned a lot of great things here which I've shared with others. Thanks for all you've done. Hope to see you blogging again in the future.

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  3. Take care and thanks for all the great info!

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  4. Thank you for all the info you have shared with us and take care.

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  5. It's a shame to see that life is starting to run you over, but take care, and we look forward to new posts.~

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  6. You'll still be in my heart (read "reader"). When you come back, I'll be waiting ;o). Now go make everyone some money!

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  7. Ohh...sorry to see you go, but I understand, totally. I feel the same way. I plan to make some changes to my own schedule in regard to book reviews and the like. I don't go on Twitter nearly as much as I used to.

    Hope things work out more smoothly for you. I look forward to seeing your informative posts again, sometime in the future. Take care, Eric :-)

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  8. Noooooooo!!!!! Seriously, your blog was one of my favorites. You always had something relevant to share with just the right amount of 'tongue in cheek' humor. gonna miss you

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  9. You will be missed, Eric! Take care and thanks for the interesting reading...

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  10. Well, you'll always show up in my feed when you DO post. So, I shall wait patiently. I'll be here when you get back.

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  11. Thanks for everything. This is the only blog (besides my own) that I read every single post. It's educational in an entertaining way. What I guess I'm trying to say is: You Rock! Looking forward to getting you back at it soon. Maybe there are some loyal readers that you can enlist to assist part time.

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  12. I hope you can find that elusive thing - balance! I'll miss your posts. Even though I've had 11 books published, with five more in the pipeline, I learned a lot from you.

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  13. Darn, one of the most practical writing blogs, and it goes on hiatus a couple of months after I stumble onto it.

    Great closing pic from one of my favorite movies. Who else would have referenced "The Truman Show?" Fortunately, there are archives, and I've got a lot of catching up to do,

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  14. Eric, I'll miss your blog. Your posts have been so helpful for my writing and marketing. Very practical info, timely, funny...best o'luck going forward!

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  15. Great picture as your parting shot, Truman Show. How perrrrrrfect !
    I mean really Eric, more than perfect.

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  16. Thanks for all the great info, Eric! We'll miss you. Maybe you can holla now and then from Twitter so we know you're doin' alright.

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  17. Everybody has already said it, but I'll say it again. Thanks for everything and take care of yourself!

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  18. learned a lot from you - joined Smashwords. selling books - learned that site from you. Blessings and good fortune to you. Onward and upward!

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  19. Ouch! Well...maybe we can all contribute our own tips, and help each other that way. My favorite advice to new writers is to start with short fiction--until you've published AND BEEN PAID for five short stories (or articles, if you're a non-fiction writer) you may be rushing things to try a novel. It's like running a marathon when you've never run a lap!

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