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IWSG: Mojo

As I sit here struggling with what to contribute to the first installment of this year's Insecure Writer's Support Group, created and hosted by the illustrious Alex. J. (we meet the first Wednesday of each month, in case you didn't know and would like to join), it strikes me that there's my insecurity - am I going to be able to re-energize and effectively keep all my plates spinning this year? (Like the circus trick tie-in, Arlee?)

Silly question, of course I will. I sort of have to as indicated by the trumpet-blaring angel above. Not to mention the other factions of my life that will all soon be rearing their ugly heads again. It's just that I've become so massively great at chillaxing over the holidays and I'd like to stay here for a bit longer. So what do you say, give me 'til Monday before I have to fully awaken from this eggnog-laden hibernation?



28 comments:

Anne Gallagher said...

Plates spinning. Fun stuff. I actually worked through the holidays, so it's time for me to relax for a minute and a half. And then maybe go back to work.

T. Drecker said...

:) Oh, yes... draw it out as long as you can!

Sheila Siler said...

I'm off until Monday too - so I'm voting for prolonging your hibernation. Have fun!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Today you kick-start the ambition and hit the ground running.

Elsie The Writer said...

I say enjoy the rest of the week and then go for it!

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

So hard to get out of the Holiday relaxing mode! Good luck with your goals for 2013.

Johanna Garth said...

Maybe just ease yourself in with a little social media and then dig into the writing later in the week :)

M Pax said...

I can't wait to chillax. OK, I did take a day over the weekend before starting the big push to meet my deadline this month.

I like the idea of plates spinning. That's what it feels like a lot of times.

Janie Junebug said...

Sleep. Sleeeeeeep. Eat a cookie. Go back to sleeeeep.

Love,
Janie

Sherry Ellis said...

Definitely go back to sleep until Monday!

Liza said...

As long as you can chillax...you should! Congrats on your book release!

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Go on ahead. If you don't take care of yourself, including giving yourself a well-deserved break, the negative forces of destiny-breaking demons have a way of honing in on your exasperated stresses.

Luanne Smith said...

LOL. My mojo got waylaid by a cookie induced hangover over the holidays, but I've been detoxing all day and may be sugar sober by Monday. Fingers crossed. :P

Happy New Year, Nicki!!

Denise Covey said...

Ha Ha. Let's keep on chillaxing! We're rushing into 2013 too fast!!

Jennifer Lane said...

I had a big shock when I went back to work today. Wait, no more chillaxin? WAAH! But I know you'll be able to transition back to the world of hustle and bustle when you need to.

Kirsten said...

That sounds like a great idea! I might have to join you. ;)

Ciara said...

I tend to drop a few plates during the year, that's why I'm glad for all the specials in December. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

I know what you mean about wanting to keep chillaxing . . .I'm not ready for Monday . . .not quite yet. I need four more days, and some more hot cocoa.
Best of wishes for 2013!

Cherie Colyer said...

I know that feeling of needing the rest of this week to enjoy the holiday bliss. There's nothing wrong with that :)

Here's to keeping all your plates spinning in 2013!

Stephen Tremp said...

I took a few weeks off to decompress and re-energize. If it wasnt for this ISWG I would have taken an additional week. I say go for it!

Michael Di Gesu said...

A MONTH ISN'T ENOUGH?

NO.... WAKE UP SLEEPY HEAD! You have another book coming out... YOU SHOULD BE JAZZED! LOL.. I am SCREAMING ACROSS CHICAGO TO THE WEST BURBS.... "SNAP OUT OF IT!"

LOL.

Okay, maybe ONE more day, BUT NOT ALL WEEKEND!


All the best for 2013 Nicki. I hope I get to see you more that once this year.... Let me know what I could do to help in your blog tour!

Michael Di Gesu said...

A MONTH ISN'T ENOUGH?

NO.... WAKE UP SLEEPY HEAD! You have another book coming out... YOU SHOULD BE JAZZED! LOL.. I am SCREAMING ACROSS CHICAGO TO THE WEST BURBS.... "SNAP OUT OF IT!"

LOL.

Okay, maybe ONE more day, BUT NOT ALL WEEKEND!


All the best for 2013 Nicki. I hope I get to see you more that once this year.... Let me know what I could do to help in your blog tour!

Donna Hole said...

I'm forcing myself back into the swing of blogging while I still have time off from work this week.

.....dhole

DL Hammons said...

On your mark...get set....get set....get set, again...

:)

Tara Tyler said...

definitely not looking forward to less time to do stuff i want to do!
but am looking forward to kids in school =)

lets go! happy 2013!

Misha Gericke said...

Well... easy way is to do it with me. I only get my plates spinning one by one. Once I'm sure the first won't fall, I add the next.

Good luck!

(And please contact me if you'd like to do a guest post on my blog. :-))

Nas said...

Ease back in gently! Have fun easing in!

Heather Murphy said...

I'm still working on hitting my "reset" button for the year so you are already ahead of me. I hope your 2013 brings nothing but good stuff :)