we’re on a break

Dear The Internet,

This can’t go on. It’s not you, it’s me. If you weren’t so beguiling, so 24-hours-a-day entertaining. I know, you don’t mean to be, but it’s just the way your pixels are arranged.

But the thing is, I’ve got books to write. Two of them. And every time I remove myself from one of your social media sites, I find myself becoming increasingly fond of another one. So no more Twitter means oh hello there, Facebook.

So I’m calling it quits for the next few weeks. I’ll be around on Instagram in a few weeks time because I’m on an exciting mission for a week (more about that later) but other than that I think we need some time apart. We’ve been together almost twenty years. You can see other people if you like. I certainly hope to. And I’m going to swim and run and think and read and hopefully write quite a lot.

I’ll see you soon.


  1. I was thinking about you today when I was reading my Goodreads e-mail.I hope you have lots of fun and get lots of writing done.

  2. I hope you do find some time to write, because I’m waiting for another awesome book to read 🙂 Have a most enjoyable break xxx

  3. I was wondering where you were today…and now you are off! Sob.

    Good luck with it all, see you when you ‘get back’ X

  4. Funny you should be saying this. I uninstalled Facebook and Twitter from all my mobile devices today because I too was being persistently seduced by social media notifications. If my increased productivity today is anything to go by you will have your books finished by the end of the week 😉 Enjoy your break, it’s rather liberating!

  5. I think we all need to do this from time to time. I was dud ender how you managed to write blog and partake in social media all at the same time. Enjoy

  6. I shall miss you but at the same time I really want another book from you asap! Get writing and then come back to our warm and embracing bosom. With words. Lots of them.

  7. Stupidly just sent you a tweet……. Hope you have a lovely break from it all and speak to you when you get back. Fingers crossed might have something to show you too. Margot xx