Each year for the past few years, I’ve been taking a December blogging hiatus. This year I’m making it a social media hiatus as well. Complete electronic silence: other than interactions involved in active writing, because I’m hoping to write a draft of the sequel to The Blue Bar.
Research has begun. Outlining begins in earnest tomorrow. My mental health needs the silence, as does my creative self–a brief respite from the frenzy of social media. More walks, less screen time. More time with family, less spent online. More time reading, less worrying about not reading enough. And hopefully, a draft as close to the finish line as possible.
I’ll be back to online life on the 16th of January.
Here’s wishing you all Happy Holidays, and hopefully a much better year in 2022.
What have been your best reads in 2021? What are your plans for the holidays and the New Year? Do you ever take complete breaks from social media?