Sigh–Benefits of a Break

I haven’t blogged much lately. I haven’t worked on my novels much either. As usual, it hasn’t been by choice. Work, kids starting back at school, and life in general has forced me to take a few weeks off from my blog and prose. Today (right now actually) is the first time I’ve really been able to open my laptop and get to reviewing another round of edits for The Father, Joshua’s Tree Book 2. The last time I read through it, my brain was hurting and I had trouble seeing the story, much less the mistakes I was looking for. Today, it is exciting and fresh to me all over again. It’s so hard to take a sabbatical from writing for a couple of weeks from time to time, especially when your publisher has given you deadlines that must be kept. But every time I’m forced to take a break, I’m so much happier to return to clacking on my keyboard.

Anyways, I’m happy to say that Joshua’s Tree has remained number one on the GoodReads 2013 Summer Reads List for many weeks now.

It feels great to see it sitting up there–very motivating. I do need to get more reviews up on Amazon, so if any of you have read my book and wouldn’t mind leaving a review, I’d be much obliged (love that word, even if it’s a bit old fashion). Click the cover image below if you want to pop over to Thanks, N.W. Harris





About nwharrisbooks

Born and raised in a small town in north Georgia, my imagination evolved under the swaying pines surrounding my family's log home. On summer days that were too hot, winter days that were too cold, and every night into the wee hours I read books. My face was rarely seen, always hidden behind a binding. I was nurtured on fiction. Now it is my turn to create some of my own. I live in sunny southern California with my beautiful wife and two perfect children (I may be biased). I write like I read, constantly. I studied anthropology at UCSB and medicine at SUNY Buffallo.
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4 Responses to Sigh–Benefits of a Break

  1. Ellespeth says:

    This is great book news! Glad you’re getting back to the writing and that the break renewed you.

  2. armenpogharian says:

    After a brief respite, I often enjoy a spurt of creativity, too. I also like the word oblige. Nerd that I am, I recently pleased myself (and no doubt annoyed my few followers) by using ‘begat’ in two successive blog posts.

  3. Elvira Popken says:

    Ii don’t like reading but your books are mind blowers . They are a must read!

  4. Paul J. Stam says:

    Glad to hear you’re back at it. Sometimes the forced breaks are really a blessing because we return to our writing with new zeal. Thanks again for liking my post of “Murder Sets Sail – Excerpt 4” on – Thanks and Aloha – pjs.

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