I am having the best time writing pieces for this substack and the community grows every day. Building a community of writers and having a place to exchange knowledge and share my meandering musings on cultural commentary has been nothing short of a joy.
Love this A.B. Every time I have paused my Substack it's been absolutely the right decision -- and everyone has been super understanding, ready to receive when you get back. Enjoy your writing time xoxoxo
Absolutely the right decision, and I believe that the Substack community here gets it. That sometimes, we can't keep all the plates spinning. Looking forward to your return but in the meantime, funnel your energies into the things that are pressing takes priority!
Looking forward to your return, but until then - sending nothing but love as your immerse in that precious writing time.
Thanks for the tips and for modeling good writer self care. Best of luck writing!
Good for you! I’m still learning how to manage my workload to avoid creative burnout (in fact just wrote about this very thing myself) and it’s so good to see others being so open about it.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder! We’ll be here whenever you decide to come back. Excited to read book 2!
Do what you need to do to avoid that burnout. Be good to yourself.
Thanks for the recommendations, they sound powerful.
This is good! Like you’d said, you know your limits and you’re acting on what you need. I look forward to when you come back. I’m sure plenty of us will be happy when you do.
Abigail, I've just pressed pause, the same, and written a similar note to my subscribers. May we feel all the better for it! ✍️🌻
Applauding your decision!
There is such power in the pause! Hope you have a productive and peaceful time writing x
Honouring your decision and loving the example you're setting for yourself and others! Giving ourselves permission to say no, to press pause, is often so hard. Looking forward to seeing what's next for BS and when you return xx
Thank you! Only so many plates we can spin at once. And Amen to your honesty and sharing your personal insight, to make it easier for others to do the same. X