Thursday, June 7, 2012

7 Days Away- Some Time to Myself

I’ll be offline for the next seven days.
A 7 day hiatus.
A sabbatical from the computer, if you will.
Seven days to recalibrate, refocus, and recharge.

It’s time to take a break. Time to get away.
I need to take some time to live a private life for a while, away from blog posts, Amazon sales numbers, and e-mail checking. I need to discover if I am happier by living a private life.

Trying to become an established author has a brought an unforeseen problem. Becoming an author, especially a non-fiction author, forces a person to become a public figure. Authors need a platform and reader base, after all. If you led a private life before your venture into book publishing, you are in for an uphill battle. I am a private person by nature. Building a platform and growing a reader base has forced me into a role of salesperson, public relations representative, and self-promoter that I am not comfortable with.

So it is time to get away. If you leave a comment or send me an e-mail, just know I won’t get back to it for a week. I hope you understand. I need time to myself. I need to find out who Brian, the person is, before I try to retackle Brian, the author/blogger.

If this post strikes a chord in you, consider taking time off for yourself too. Turn off your Internet, your computer and just find yourself in the silence and peace of your private life.

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