Burned Out and Offline

Sharon March 16th, 2010

Hi Folks – I’m taking a week or so off from the internet and the computer.  I’m still having a tough time with the book and am talking to my editor about that, but most of all, I just need a break from the computer and some time away from the blog.  So no posting until further notice – back when I can be.  Apologies in advance if I owe you email.


10 Responses to “Burned Out and Offline”

  1. Marian Szymanski says:

    Hi Sharon-
    I know that writing this new book has been really tough for you, but I just want you to know how much your books have meant to me. I LOVE your books. I have read all 3 of them several times!
    I live in an area where there are very few folks who share my desire to live lightly and sustainably on the Earth. Although I have been able to start a small “grow your own food” support group and a “climate change action” group, the number of members are few and their interest waxes and wanes…
    Reading your books and blogs helps me to feel like I’m not so alone in my quest
    to help save the Planet by changing how I live and by encouraging/helping others to do the same-
    Thank you so much for all you do- your words are sometimes a life-raft!

  2. Lynne says:

    Good luck with your book and I hope you enjoy your well-deserved break. Maybe get out into the garden, lay down in the grass and have a nice nap….speaking of which…..bye!

  3. Jen says:

    Good for you for unplugging for a while. May your break be restful, fruitful, and/or whatever you need it to be. I love it when strong, busy women announce that they are taking a break; it sends a message to other people, but especially women, that self-care is not a luxury or a sign of weakness.

  4. Brad K. says:

    The sun shone today, above the clouds, I guess.
    The grass is greening, and I hope your life is rich with happiness.

    Blessed be.

  5. Caroline says:

    I enjoy reading your word and cannot wait to read your new book! Take your time and your rest. Enjoy the family and the farm, we will still be there for you when you come back.

    In Canada

  6. Janet says:

    Whew! That means I”ll have a week to catch up on reading it all.

  7. David King says:

    Hi Sharon…
    Sorry you got to THAT point. Hope you’re really getting some lovely down time in the real world. When you get back, I want you to know that I’ve been chosen to be a keynote speaker at a thing called the 7th Congress. My topic, and a good deal of my source material are from your books, A Nation of Farmers and Independence Days. Your time, your thinking and the cohesion of your thoughts have been pivotal in making my presentation come alive. I thank you for your work.


  8. NM says:

    Best wishes to you! I hope you’re out in the garden (well — maybe not Now; it’s something like 10:30 at night where you are. Unless, of course, you’re out watching stars or fireflies or something). … Anyway, I hope you’re having a lovely rest and enjoying your farm, animals and boys.

  9. Ann says:

    A tip from Jack Kerouac: When you run out of words, don’t think of words. Think of the vision of what is happening and the next words just come. It works. Maybe that will get the book moving. You have seemed recently to be very full of words, which happens, of course, to writers. Get away from words and go back to the visions, feelings, and images. You can find Kerouac’s exact quote buried under a lot of drivel in Wikipedia under, I think, his tip # 22. I have no idea if he discovered that gem himself or someone else shared it with him.

  10. Great post can you recommend any forums to join?

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