The Rheel Daze Is On Hiatus


Right about now (that being 9:38 in the morning) on the day a post is due, I usually find myself scrambling to type as furiously as I can in an effort to deliver it on time. In today’s case it would have been a Weekly Bitch. On Fridays it’s either a Snippet or a Slackers. Mondays I try to do lengthier entries that I’ve taken a significant amount of time to construct.

Recently though, I’m finding more and more, that I’m not happy with what I’m putting out. Being a writer is a tricky business. It’s not like some other jobs I’ve worked where I can show up on autopilot and expect the same results as when I pay attention. Naturally this doesn’t say much for my other jobs, but the last one I had, a monkey could do if given a three hour training course.

Writing, or blogging in particular, is different. I’m not complaining. Blogging for me has been rewarding in ways I’d never anticipated, however it can be exhausting as well. If you’re not in the right frame of mind, the constant pressure to publish something that is timely, well written and interesting, can quickly drain you of all motivation to do so. The days when you have three posts completed ahead of time and ready to go for the next week, you feel like a champ but so often I’m scrambling to get them out last minute and as far as I’m concerned, it shows.

So I’ve decided to take anywhere from two weeks to a month to get back on track. Often, when you’re writing so much, you find yourself without the time to get outside and do anything and it’s doing things which gives you the material to write about. So I’m not going to stop writing but I am going to stop publishing for now so that when I come back I’ll have a stockpile of posts ready to go that I can be proud of.

Also, and I know I’ve hinted at this before, but I’m in the midst of a major undertaking right now. I’d like to devote most of my attention to this new project, which I’ll be writing all about when I come back, but don’t want to address just yet as I’m slightly fearful of jinxing it.

I’m looking forward to reconnecting with all of the people who have been so fantastic as to drop by this site and even more, those who leave their thoughts in the comments section. I really appreciate anyone who has taken any time to indulge in the Daze.

I’ll see you soon!

  • Amy

    Nooooooooooooooooooo!!! Please say this is an early April Fools joke or something. Ugh. Does it at all matter if I say that I haven’t noticed a dip in quality?? Nope, it won’t. I know you’re probably your own worst critic. BTW – your Weekly Bitch about BBB’s paper problem had so many clever and hilarious points (I loved the irony that it was a tree shower curtain). But I digress…

    NOOOOOOO!! Okay, I know I’m being selfish. I think what you’re doing is smart….but you WILL be missed. This BETTER NOT turn into a permanent hiatus. That would be unacceptable.

    Well, have fun, and good luck. If you need me, I’ll be reading every one of your archives to help get me through the month.

    • RheelDaze

      Awwww! Thank you so much! Really it’s just about getting ahead. I want to have at least a two week buffer between when I write a post and when it’s due to make sure it’s how I want it to be before it goes out. However, just this comment alone made me want to get straight to work making sure I’m back up and running in the shortest time possible. So thank you!

  • http://thefearlessscribe.blogs

    I get what you’re saying. I try to post as often as I can but sometimes find days go by and there’s nothing new. I envy people who can blog 25 days or more a month. I’m not that crafty. Good luck, and we’ll leave the light on for ya.

    • RheelDaze

      What is your blog? I’ve tried a couple of times to get to you through clicking on the link above and I never get anywhere.

  • Claire Suellentrop

    You do you. We’ll definitely, definitely be excited to see your return, but time away from the computer screen = totally necessary.

    • RheelDaze

      Thank so much Claire! Being off sugar is kicking my ass anyway right now. My brain is all foggy. I’ll see you on Instagram!

  • Shannon Kerns

    We’ll be here when you get back and well I just want to say good for you for knowing what you need and not being afraid to make it happen. Cheers!

  • Rachel!

    Have fun on your hiatus Kelly!! We will be here waiting when you get back!

    • RheelDaze

      There will be one hell of a Slackers when I get back. I’m stockpiling them right now.

  • Awesomely Over-Zealous

    Aww how sad :( but i totally get it – best of luck on your undertaking and very excited to see it come to life! Whenever you return, I’ll be back in the comment section 😛 Have fun being mischievous Ms. Daze 😛 Au revoir for now – Iva :)

    • RheelDaze

      Thanks Iva! You’ll be having a drink on me in the near future :)

      • Awesomely Over-Zealous

        Good a girl loves her free drinks 😉

  • Mcgyvra

    Ummm….WHAT?! This is horrible news! Rachel is getting a new job….you are going offline….what is the world coming to?! Why is everyone being so positive about this decision? Ah, well, I guess I should say something encouraging like, “Good for you….best of luck……” Please come back soon. Fridays just aren’t the same without you.

    • RheelDaze

      Rachel is leaving?! Jesus! Your whole world is collapsing! I’m gonna hurry back though. I promise. I’ll be missing you two!

      • Mcgyvra

        Well, she’s 99% leaving…she says if she doesn’t get the job I have to buy her a drink with a lot of vodka in it. But I have faith in her abilities and I’m already boo hooing for myself! …..Even though I’m happy she’s getting out of this place. (I really just wrote that b/c I know she’ll eventually read this–deep down I want her to stay here, miserable, with me.)

  • Jenn from much to my delight

    Bummer man! Love seeing your posts, but you know I clearly understand when it’s time to step back and re-evaluate. Take your time, refresh yourself..we’ll all be here when you get back!

    • RheelDaze

      Thanks Jenn! I’m getting antsy already though. Doubt this will last very long.