Taking a break.

I haven’t posted for a while, and I’m going to make this my last post for the foreseeable future. I had a brother pass away this summer from terminal cancer. A few days later, another brother was in a terrible cycling accident (fractured vertebrae, broken ribs, bleeding on the brain). He couldn’t move one foot for about a week, but thank God, he’s  recovering.

All of this happened while I was in the middle of the stress of renovating an investment condo, so it was pretty overwhelming.

I left for the cottage for a few days last weekend to take a breather and came back to find a huge tree in the back yard had come crashing down on the roof. I asked the tree service that came to remove it if they could trim my beloved birch in the front yard; they cut it down by mistake. Pretty heartbreaking.

So the operative word for this summer has been uncontrollable, unwelcome change, and  I’m finding it’s all a bit much. I’m at that point where I would like to just crawl into bed and wake up to find out that everything’s back to normal, but of course, that isn’t going to happen. On the book front, needless to say, the last thing I’ve had on my mind is writing, or doing book events. I’m tired.

So I’ll be suspending this blog for a few weeks or more. I  don’t have any news to report anyway. UMBRELLA MAN wasn’t the big break through novel we’d all hoped for. It’s had great reviews, but in this world,  it’s all about sales. Right now I don’t have the heart to do the marketing required to promote it. With everything on my plate at the moment, I just have to remind myself that in the big picture, it’s just a book.  I have other priorities to attend to.

I trust you all understand. Wish me luck; I could sure use some.

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19 Responses to Taking a break.

  1. Marilyn Norman says:

    Dear Peggy. You have given so many people so much of your multple and remarkably rich talents. You need to rest a while but you will rise again.i am certainly sorry to learn of your too many recent losses. Love and best wishes. Marilyn Norman Sent lovefrom my Samsung device

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  2. Darlene Powell says:

    Dear Peggy; please take the break and rest you need and deserve. I will not indulge in cliches, however sincere, except to say “be well”.

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  3. Jo-Anne Ward says:

    So sorry to read about your challenging summer Peggy – Take good care of yourself: refresh with plenty of rest & relaxation… All the best, Jo-Anne

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  4. crazyanneca says:

    I’m so sorry to read about your summer and your losses. You’ve had more than a tolerable # of mishaps and tragedies; any one of those is on the high stress scale. Take baby steps, allow yourself time to grieve and recover. It does take time.

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  5. Molly Hoyle says:

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  6. Molly Hoyle says:

    Peggy you need to go to your cottage and let it work its magic. You will come back refreshed and ready for anything. You just need a little time to recover. Wishing you peace and tranquility.

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  7. idleon says:

    Hi Peggy,

    I’m sorry you had such a brutal summer. Seeing it all laid out like that really made it clear that life has not been kind to you these last months. I send you a big, albeit it virtual, hug.

    Regards,

    Karen Opas

    “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” Mark Twain

    ________________________________

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  8. So sorry to hear about your loss and the many unwelcome challenges you’ve been through this summer. Please take good care of yourself. Sometimes stepping away for a while is the best thing you can do.

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  9. Dianne Waite says:

    I want you to take care of yourself Please don’t abandon inspector Ramirez those of us with good taste pray that you will continue to bring him to us Respectfully Dianne On Aug 19, 2016 8:51 AM, “Peggy Blair – Getting Published” wrote:

    > Peggy Blair posted: “I haven’t posted for a while, and I’m going to make > this my last post for the foreseeable future. I had a brother pass away > this summer from terminal cancer. A few days later, another brother was in > a terrible cycling accident (fractured vertebrae, broken” >

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  10. Entirely understandable, Peggy. Through your writings, you have given us, and our friends, much enjoyment and food for thought. Thank you.

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  11. Breathe until you can dance…be well

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