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I’ve spent the last couple of weeks focused on the writing of my book and I’m finding it so difficult to write blog posts as well.  I’ve been locked in my room in sweat pants, just writing.  So, what am I going to share on my blog?  Yeah…this is challenging.  All of my writing and creative juices are going into the book, because I want it to be really good and fresh even to those who have read every post on my blog.  I also have a super tight deadline, so I’m having to cram like a college student working on a last minute term paper.  I’m enjoying the process, but this is an unexpected side effect.


So, here’s the plan.  I have another week or two of writing, so I’ll just post about this and that during that time.  Once my writing is done, I’m going to start working on the projects and photography, so I’ll be able to start sharing some sneak peeks of that and will hopefully have more to share.  My manuscript is going to be done by March 1, so I have big plans for when that is done.  First of all, my husband and I are working together on a wood working blog to share some of the behind-the-scenes details of our projects.  I’ll share more on that soon.  Second, I’m going to start ramping up for the Lucketts Antique Fair in May, so I’ll have lots of new finds and makeovers to share.  Lastly, I’m going to *try* to make some more video tutorials like my slipcover series.  The content may be light for a couple of weeks, but just hang in there with me and things will get “back to normal” and hopefully even better soon.


I hope you all realize that all of this is your fault…and I mean that in the most wonderful, grateful way.  It’s because of your response to my blog that I even have the problem of balancing a book project with everything else.  I appreciate all of your comments, encouragements and prayers through this busy and exciting time.  Thanks so much!


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  1. I was starting to worry! :) I love your blog even when the content is “light”. Can’t wait to check out your book. I know it will be great.

  2. God’s favor is surely upon you. Enjoy your writing and the privilege. Your adoring fans will be waiting for your to return, as well as your book!

  3. Take all the time you need. We want a BOOK! I’m so excited for you and all of your readers. Who knows…I’m thinking New York Time Best Seller List. No pressure :)
    Seriously, I pray you are enjoying this journey.
    Praying for your energy levels, creative juices and the ability to turn it off when you need to rest!


  4. Kathy says:

    Good luck getting through the next few weeks! This is a good kind of problem. It’s so nice to hear your having such success. Your kind heart and generous nature is refreshing. I can’t wait to see the new blog about woodworking!

  5. Don’t you worry about us. Just do what you have to do. You could run some old posts, for those of us that can’t remember your pre 2011 posts. Why don’t you have a guest writer once in a while, like Graphic Fairy? Just concentrate on your book. I’d love to read a woodworking blog. That is one of my weak points. Ann

  6. Heck yeah it’s out fault!!!!! We take the blame. Can’t wait for the book.

  7. We’ll survive for a couple of weeks. Go get your book done!

  8. That is so exciting. I’m crossing my fingers for a book tour that brings you to Toronto…. xo

  9. Sarah says:

    everyone is so patient….i’ve read every post you’ve ever published…and check daily for anything new….i am super excited about a book from you…and more excited for you to be back on a regular basis. So i’m not feeling so patient :-) but will try real hard. Please finish up…take a nice break that you surely need and deserve,,,and come back soon. Thanks for sharing all that you do with us.

  10. Two words: guest posts! Don’t sweat it- we love you and we’ll wait!

  11. Eileen says:

    Keep those fingers typing. Don’t worry about us. We’re all so excited for you.and your book.

  12. My head spins just reading about all that you have going on! Can’t wait to see your new book on the shelves. :)

  13. You are a trooper! I cannot imagine doing both at the same time. I would love to some day though. :) Cheers to dreams coming true!

  14. We’re not going anywhere! Keep writing that amazing book and ‘don’t worry ’bout a ting.’

  15. Corinne Kelly Avery says:

    Marian ~ You need to just let go of the blog for the time being…nobody’s going away…We’ll be waiting for you when you are ready to get back to your blog! So No worries! Be Happy! <3

    I like the idea someone suggested about either posting old blogs, or having a guest blogger share something on your site while you are in the writing zone! I am sooo excited about your book! <3 Lots of love and prayers are coming your way!
    Corinne Avery

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