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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | A Dim Light at the End of the Tunnel

A Dim Light at the End of the Tunnel

Two weeks from today, I will be enjoying the first day of my summer vacation.

Today, I was supposed to be at school. Not teaching, but in professional development meetings. Instead, I’m home with my third sinus infection of the year.  I’m not sure that’s better than a day of meetings, but I suppose I might get a nap out of it — if I can manage to breathe while lying down.

Right now, the light at the end of the tunnel is looking kind of dim.  But I know what’s waiting for me at the other end — and it’s this:

My writing spot on the brick patio under my deck, next to my goldfish pond.

Most of my writer-blogger friends are expecting to lose writing time over the summer because their kids will be home.  Me — I will gain writing time because I’m sending your kids home. Tag! You’re it!

All kidding aside, it makes me a little sad because I know some of my blogging friends will be taking a summer hiatus for that very reason … just when I finally have time to blog more.  It’s like arriving at the party late.  I bust in the door, saying, “Phew … I finally got here!”  And then I look around and discover everybody has already left.

So, tell me, friends. Will you still be here for the summer?  I hope so, because I’ve got my eye on that light  at the end of the tunnel.

It’s keeping me sane.

14 Responses to A Dim Light at the End of the Tunnel

  1. LOL- I know what you’re talking about. I find the blogosphere has been at an all-time low this year alone. I can’t imagine what it will be like this summer. I’ll probably take my haitus in July while I’m traveling around the US. But we’ll see. I’m forcing myself to write a little bit every day, even if its just a paragraph and I’m hoping to finish my first draft by the end of this summer.

  2. Linda G. says:

    I’ll be around, though if things are especially slow in the blogosphere, I may take a break. It’s hard to talk to an empty room. 😉

  3. Pk Hrezo says:

    LOL! So funny. Yep, I’m on the receiving end and my writing time is up in smoke til fall. But that’s ok cuz my little sweetie-pies always inspire me and refuel my creativity for next time. Also, it doesn’t hurt that I managed to crank out a new story just before summer arrives. Now I’ll have two to tinker away at.
    Love your goldfish pond! 🙂

  4. DL Hammons says:

    Hey, I’ll be hanging around and will have plenty of free time. My youngest is home from school, but he’s old enough to find his own trouble to get into. I have a new book to write! 🙂

  5. I’m with Katie. I’m seeing a dramatic decline in blogging over the past few months and it will only get worse over the summer.

    I’ll still be blogging, but I will be cutting back to twice a week starting in July (school here doesn’t end until the last week of June). I won’t stop visiting you.

    Love the pond. Much nicer than my view.

  6. “Me — I will gain writing time because I’m sending your kids home. Tag! You’re it!”

    Love it!

    Yes, I will still blog/write during the summer.

  7. E. Arroyo says:

    I hope you feel better. I’ll be around. =)

  8. mshatch says:

    fortunately my one and only is all grown up so summer or winter makes no difference to me. But that also means if I don’t get any writing done I have only one person to blame: me!

    Sorry you’re still feeling poorly 🙁

  9. Sorry you’re ill. Three sinus infections!! That’s miserable.

    Yes, I’m it. Getting ready for the marathon some people call summer. I’m *this* close to having my second book ready to go to beta readers and then it will go to my publisher for the whole editing thing.

    But I’ll keep blogging. Because it’s easy and I can’t give up writing completely, even if it’s just for 12 weeks.

  10. I’m so sorry you’re sick! I hope you get better before your vacation! And yes, I’ll be around all summer.

  11. Lydia Kang says:

    I loved your post. “Tag, your it” and I’m “it” for sure!

    I love your writing nook. It’s so gorgeous!

  12. I work and blog right through the summer, so I’ll be here. 🙂

  13. I love your writing spot. I wish the battery on my laptop lasted longer because I have a lovely one, too. lol Well, it will be when we get it weeded again. Hubby forgot to put down the Preen.

  14. I’ll be here! And I’ll be rewriting a novel this summer. So summers are still active for me too! 🙂