Writer MIA 27 Days Returns to Write Again!

Where was I the last 27 days?

Almost a month ago, I posted on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn that I was taking a breather. I needed some self-care, and I wanted to attempt a little spring cleaning. I thought ten days or less should cover it. Why I didn’t post my planned absence here I don’t know. So much for my thinking things through!


During what was to be a short time, life took over. You know how plans exert their muscle and change themselves around. That’s what happened. Family issues, health issues, things you never expected–they left no time for my plans.

But wait, you say! There have been no blog posts or newsletter for a while.

I realize you’re following here or receiving updates via my newsletter to receive posts and more information about writing. The reason for this post is to let you know what happened and what is happening in the background. I’m on my way back and want to get back to a normal schedule.

About the Blog

Right now I’m working on the following:

  • A series of posts on writing with chronic pain or illness;
  • A couple of memoir reviews for you–
    • Rose Bingham’s Buy the Little Ones a Dolly;
    • Abigail Thomas’s Thinking About Memoir; and
  • Posts on balancing family life and writing.

Blog posts will return to the previous schedule with posts on Wednesday.

About the Newsletter

After this newsletter mailing, I will not be sending out a newsletter. Personal reasons dictate a writing load I want to keep up and there is not the time for everything.

If you receive my blog posts via the newsletter and wish to continue receiving them, please go to the sidebar on the right of this page. Choose one of three options near the top of the sidebar:

  • The first option is just under the search box. If you are a WordPress user, this simple bar reads “Follow The Writing Studio.” It allows you to “follow” my blog with no more effort than a simple click. My blog posts will then show up in your WordPress Reader.
  • Option two is just below that bar and asks if you’d like to receive my posts via email. If so, simply fill out the form and click on the “Click to Follow” button and WordPress will send them to you.
  • A third option labeled “Let’s Connect” allows you to receive my blog posts on any of the social media channels listed there. Simply click the icon and it will take you where want to go.

Thanks for your understanding and continuing support as I get back in the saddle. Sometimes the writing life is a difficult one, but I can’t seem to turn my back on it. I love writing, the writing community (all of you included), and the joy found in the written word.






7 thoughts on “Writer MIA 27 Days Returns to Write Again!

  1. Welcome back, Sherrey. I’ve been MIA on my blog for almost a month. Always love to hear what you have to say, no matter how long it has been.

    1. And likewise, Joan! So come on back. However, I can imagine your reasons for being away are like my own–I just want to write. No newsletter, less social media, etc. Hang in there and write!

  2. Welcome back Sherrey. It seems this year has taken bites out of many of us. And one question, I already receive your newsletter by email, do I have to click on something again? I don’t won’t doubles, lol. 🙂

    1. Debby, this has been the year, hasn’t it? One answer to your one question: If you mean via an email from WordPress, you don’t have to do anything else. If you mean the newsletter in your email, you’ll need to choose one of the options on my sidebar. Hope that’s clear. If not, let me know.

  3. Welcome back, Sherrey. I do admire you for taking the time you need to take care of yourself. You have not been forgotten and I look forward to receiving your blog posts!

    1. Kathy, thanks for taking the time to stop by. I really had no choice but to step back. A new and different pain appeared suddenly one day and persisted unrelentingly for about three weeks. Still don’t know what caused it. Undergoing tests to see if we can figure it out. Decided I needed to drop some of my ancillary activities and focus on just writing for the blog and revisiting my memoir. Appreciate you so much!

      1. Sounds like a wise plan, Sherrey. I have backed off some from social media as well. We have to do what we can and pay attention to what matters the most. The feeling of appreciation is mutual!

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