The Time Has Come

Becca here, the often-silent partner of this crazy blog. Some of you are no doubt saying What? There's someone running this place besides Angela? Well, kind of. Since the birth of my daughter, I've been struggling to find time to keep up with this wonderful blog, much less get to know our awesome followers. Now my son is due in November; with two kids under the age of two, I can already see my scant free time flying right out the window. I need to be realistic with myself and fair to Angela, so I'm stepping down as co-host of The Bookshelf Muse.

I'm sad to do it. This is a happy place, so filled with creativity and wonderful ideas for writers (if I do say so myself). And I've learned a ton about how to maintain an online presence--information that will help me one day when my kids can maybe wipe their orifices themselves and leave me a little more time for writing-related activities. But I think this is the best decision for me at this point.

So thank you, everyone, for making my foray into the blogging world so interesting and successful. And thank you, Angela, for letting me limp along with you on this enlightening journey. You are still my writing soul sister, and I can't wait to see your name in print!

20 comments:

Angela said...

This post makes me so sad, but I know that all our Musers will understand, as I do, the reason you need to step back. However, if the time comes in that far off future where you want to return to the blogging world, The Bookshelf Muse will be waiting!

We'll all miss you! Thanks for everything you gave to this blog. I've learned so much from you and your posts!

Hugs and more hugs!

Ange

PJ Hoover said...

Totally understand :(
Kids take a huge amount of time and energy, but there's nothing more important!

Creative A said...

Goodbye Becca! Sad to see you go, as I enjoyed your input on the blog. I can certainly sympathize with you stepping down and wish you best of luck!

-Mandy

Casey McCormick said...

Totally understandable, but I hope you'll consider coming back in the future. Congrats on your upcoming baby boy!!!

Merc said...

Will miss you, Becca, but completely understand. Best of luck! :D

Brown-Eyed Girl said...

Enjoy your time with your children and savour all the joys (& horrors at the things they say and do). You won't regret it.

Yunaleska said...

Hi Becca! Going to miss you being here, but, like everyone else, totally understand why you're stepping down. Definitely looking forward to seeing you around here someday. Congrats on your soon to be new addition to your family. Take care!

Natalie Hatch said...

Ohh I understand the reasons why but I really will miss you. I hope everything goes well with the birth.

beth said...

We'll miss you! But your family must always come first.

Tabitha said...

Oh, so sorry to see you go!! :(

Though, I certainly understand. My kids are close in age like yours, and those early years were frazzling to say the least. :) I hope you're able to keep a little time for writing, but if not, it'll still be there when the kids are older. :)

Roy Buchanan said...

Enjoy the kiddies, Becca, they're such a joy; most of the time. Hmm, that's a Grampy comment. ;)

You may be stepping down as co-host, but it isn't goodbye. The itch will require a check-in once in awhile. You can still jot down notes for future best sellers in the few spare moments you'll get over the next decade.

Take care. Hugs and love to the whole family.

Roy

courtney said...

Thank YOU, Becca. The Bookshelf Muse started with you and Angela. I'm thankful to you both, as a reader, for all the time and effort you put into it to make it the success and fabulous resource it is today. It's sad to see you go, but I wish you all the best with everything.

Danyelle said...

I shall miss you, Becca. Before you leave, I have something for you and Angela at my blog by way of thank you. (www.myth-takes.blogspot.com)

Becca said...

Thanks so much, guys and girls!

Mary Witzl said...

Just wrote a comment that got eaten up by blogger -- or maybe it was my own ineptitude...

You're off on an adventure and I can't help but envy you a little. I've been where you're going and if I could do it over again, I would -- and I know I'd do it better this time. Because I'd try to savor it more than I did...

Enjoy your new baby and the whole experience of intermediate parenting with two instead of one. We'll still be here when you get back with all your new experiences!

Liana Brooks said...

*Hugs, diapers, and a hope that the babies will play well together*

You're doing the right thing. I'll miss you, but right now you have more important things on your plate.

Congratulations on the new addition!

Christina Farley said...

This is so sad! But at the same time, I don't know how you've kept up with this blog in the meantime. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well and you have a safe delivery.

Marian said...

Best to you and your family, Becca. Thanks for all your great input into this blog. :)

Becca said...

Thanks again for all the words of support. I wish all of you tons of success in the writing world :).

Vijaya said...

Aw, Becca. Babies are the best and they grow up much too quickly. You'll blink and five years go by ...

Congratulations on your growing family and do stop by once in a while to share what your writing journey and your babies.

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