At least, not too drastic.
Starting next Monday, I'm going on a blog break for five weeks. I will miss all of you. But I desperately need writing time. And if you need to contact me, my email is in my profile if you don't already have it.
The good news is that when I return on Monday, September 23, I plan to have a finished - or nearly finished - first draft.
I will be posting here next Monday, and I'll leave the comments open. Feel free to chat among yourselves if you like, but I will not be visiting your blogs next week. Comment moderation will go on after a week or so, otherwise I can't keep track if anyone comments on an older post, which happens a lot. I'll come around every couple of days and release any comments that are caught in the traps.
September 23 will be here before we know it. And when it is, I'll be hosting a special guest here. Come closer, and I'll give you one tiny hint: he's a ninja :)
Also on September 23, I will begin blogging only on Mondays.
Notice how I slipped that in? Some of you may remember when I blogged three days a week. Now I've been blogging twice a week for a couple of years. And for the past six months or so, I've tried to figure out how to blog only once a week so that I have more writing time.
I didn't want to give up the Friday's Top Ten, but I didn't want to blog on Fridays. Finally the answer dawned on me. I'm changing the name of the top ten to the Tiki Top Ten. And my plan is to write a top ten list for the first Monday of every month. I may do sporadic top tens during the month, but I'll keep the first Monday reserved, unless there's a special event going on. We'll call it flexible programming :)
Although I'll be on a blog break, I won't be unplugging entirely - I plan to maintain a reduced presence on Facebook and Twitter. If you don't follow me there, I'm inviting you to do so. The buttons are near the top of my right sidebar for every place I am on the web. They're between the Bloglovin' and Feedly buttons and the information on my books.
As you may have guessed if you've been hanging here for a while, I'm still in a love/hate relationship with my Facebook Author Page. If you like my 'for readers' author page, you're also invited to friend me on my regular 'for writers' timeline. And the same goes for the other way around. The content is different on each. I'm still not certain of the wisdom of maintaining a separate author page, but I'm assured that one day I'll be happy I have it.
We'll see :)