We All Need a Break

we all need a breakYup – we all need a break, and I’ve taken one. A long one. I’ve been on a blogging hiatus as I’ve been working on signing with SparkPress for my debut novel which will be out Spring 2017. I’ve been working with my publisher, editor, lawyer, and publicists to get everything moving forward.

It’s a dream come true for me and you’ll certainly be hearing more about my novel in the coming months. I can’t wait for my cover reveal! You’ll be the first to see it here.

What else has been going on during my blogging break?

 

I was offline on our amazing trip to Italy to celebrate my parents’ upcoming DuoLingo app, learning italian,50th Anniversary! WOO HOO, Mom and Dad! Our villa in Arezzo was a piece of heaven and spending nine days with my family was a true blessing.

I had been very serious about trying to learn some Italian before going and had a 134 day streak going on DuoLingo. Do any of you use that app? Now I think I’ll switch to Spanish as that will likely be more useful going forward.

Thanks to our supportive village here in Rhode Island, while we were traipsing around Tuscany and Rome, our children had as much fun as we did (almost) while living with their friends for a week. Grazie Mille – you know who you are.

 

 

arezzo italy

montepulciano italy pizza in italy

roman coliseum

There’s another big thing going on which is occupying a lot of our time and I’ll be happy to share more asLTYM cast member Providence 2016 #LTYM Listen to Your Mother Show | MothersCircle.net things progress. You’ll also hear more about it when I’m able to post my video (and transcript) of my Listen to Your Mother piece. Those should be ready to post in July for all 41 participating cities across the country.

During my time away from blogging, I attended The Muse and The grubstreet-logoMarketplace, a terrific writer’s conference in Boston. I’ve also been learning Instagram with a lot of tips from the younger folks in my life. I’ve been loving my garden, reading tons (follow me on Goodreads) and desperately trying to get to the bottom of the never-ending piles that stream across my desk and kitchen counters.

Since we all need a break, what can you take a break from to give yourself some time in another area?

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