Switching gear

Writing, for me, is a creative expression of life. I would hate for it to become a chore or an obligation. It needs experience as its fuel and, while there may be a rich inner life upon which a writer can draw, that too needs experience and experiences to form its foundation.

I’m off on my travels again. This time, it will  be the Silent Eye’s informal workshop in Wales with a few as-yet-undecided extras thrown in for good measure.

Normally, before I hit the road, I will schedule  a fair number of posts to keep the blog warm in my absence. While I have scheduled a few and will be reblogging the writephoto responses as and when internet access permits, I have not written a huge amount for while I am away this time.

There has been a lot of travelling and a lot of events over the last couple of months, as well as a fair amount of ill-health…and I am feeling the proverbial pinch. Medication that kept me awake at night for weeks has finally come home to roost and, for the past few days, as soon as I have come home from work, a ‘ten minute rest’ curled up with the small dog, has suddenly dreamed its way through several hours of the day.

Now, I could stay up all night, feverishly writing to fulfil my self imposed requirements. But that is the thing… they are self imposed, and not required and I would be a fool to think they were of any real importance.

On these pages, I am a blogger. I take that commitment seriously, put in a lot of work… and have a lot of fun with it too. But in spite of the amazing privilege of regular readers and friends, no-one is hanging on the every word of any blogger,  no life and death issue depends upon what appears on the screen. We are no more than drops in a boundless ocean of words and, were any of us to disappear completely, that ocean would soon fill the gap, leaving no trace of our presence or absence.

Therefore, I am taking my own advice, listening to my body and what it is telling me, and changing gear for a few days. I mention this only because there are friends who will wonder and possibly worry if I am not around as much as usual.

There will be old posts to ponder, new haiku and a few other odds and sods along the way. I will answer comments and emails as and when internet access allows and will share some posts from other writers… but as for me, I’m slowing down for a meander through the hills. Which should mean that I will have an awul lot to share when I get back 🙂

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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40 Responses to Switching gear

  1. jamesrneal says:

    Enjoy your break!

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  2. Ritu says:

    You go Sue, and enjoy your break, from blogland (kinda!) and we will, as always look forward to your wonderful posts on your return! As long as there are a few reblogs coming our way, we’ll know you are still around!!! ❤

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  3. davidprosser says:

    Wales is ready to welcome you and hopefully heal you too.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  4. jenanita01 says:

    A trip to Wales should recharge your batteries, Sue… see you when you get back!

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    Have a good break, recharge the batteries and we look forward to your return. I shall be expect you to return renewed.💝💜😊💝💜

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  6. Mary Smith says:

    Enjoy a break from the blogosphere and have a wonderful time in Wales. I look forward to reading all about your adventures when you get back. And, take care of yourself.

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  7. Make sure you have a good time, Sue.

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  8. ksbeth says:

    this sounds like a great plan, sue. have a wonderful adventure, and know we’ll be here when you get back, replenished with magic and full of life.

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  9. Take it easy, Sue. The world will be here when you get back. None of us are going anywhere.

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  10. memadtwo says:

    Jane is right. We all need a break and a recharge from time to time, relax and enjoy. (K)

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  11. quiall says:

    No worries. You are worth waiting for. Have fun!

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  12. Marcia says:

    Yeah, Sue . . . what everybody else said! Focus on the “now” during your trip, and come home feeling rejuvenated. Or at least, tired in a pleasurable way. We’ll still be here when you return. And remember to have fun! 🙂 ❤

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  13. Chuck says:

    Hi Sue,
    I hope you have a great trip. If you get a chance, say hello to Hugh for me. Get some need rest.

    I love this: “But in spite of the amazing privilege of regular readers and friends, no-one is hanging on the every word of any blogger…” It reminds me of what I use to tell my staff. No one is indespenable, it takes a team to make it work.

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  14. KL Caley says:

    I hope you have a marvellous trip, Sue. A well-deserved break and of course we will look forward to tales of your travels on your return. KL ❤

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  15. Wendy Janes says:

    Hope you have a wonderful time, Sue. Enjoy your break. A great opportunity to recharge. 🙂

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  16. You do right Sue.. We should all pay attention to our bodies and you are so right about our blogs..
    Sending Love and enjoy your time in Wales.. Much love your way .. Sue xx

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  17. I’m always impressed at the volume and quality of your posts, Sue. Not surprised you could use a change and a rest.

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  18. Widdershins says:

    What everyone else said … and have fun. 😀

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  19. Your health is more important than the number of blog posts you provide, so if you feel you need to take a step back, take it. Enjoy yourself, recharge your batteries, and take as long as you need doing so.

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