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A Blogging Sabbatical

It’s been a whirlwind week! We listed our house on Wednesday, and by Thursday we had four offers! We accepted the offer that was best for us, and I can say that we literally sold our house in one day!

We must be out of this house by April 29th, so that puts me in need of a blogging sabbatical until we get settled in our new house. We will have to store our household goods for a couple weeks and live in a motel until we can close on the new house… which hasn’t been found yet. We set off on that adventure on Tuesday morning.

So, I’m asking my regular poetry challenge participants to keep writing a weekly poem until I get back. (No submission forms) Feel free to link to this post, or not, whatever works best for you. Choose your own words and keep using the syllabic forms: Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Haibun, Cinquain, Etheree, Nonet, and Shadorma. Choose your own words and just have fun. I’ll stop in and comment when I can.

I do have a blog tour post and an interview scheduled for later in April, but other than that, this blog will remain fairly quiet.

As soon as I have a date where I’ll have regular WiFi again, I let you all know and restart the challenge. The main thing is for you to keep writing poetry! I’ll pop in as often as I can to stay in touch. Remember…

“My writing, it’s my way of making sense of everything. My way to feel whole. May I never be complete and may I never feel content – please, let me always have the need, always have the urge to write. ” 
― Charlotte Eriksson

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  6. Hi Colleen I hope all is good with you and you are not being stressed. I also hope your health is improving.
    Here is my Tanka for this week’s Challenge.
    Sending you lots of love 💜💜💜

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  8. Wow, Colleen. Great news that your house sold so quick. Now the whirlwind, but you sound positive and excited for your adventure! Congrats on the sale and I know you’ll find something you love in return. <3

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  10. Wow! You just did so much work on the house! Where?

  11. Big changes!! Remember that before change comes great chaos. 🙂 Sending you light and love!

  12. Best wishes on your move, Colleen! When you guys decide to move you don’t move just across town!

  13. Good luck with the move Colleen! It’s so exciting! Congratulations on the sale! <3

  14. Wow! Exciting and very busy times, Colleen! Wishing you all the best, my friend.
    <3 xo

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  16. Keeping you in my thoughts…and don’t worry I’ll have plenty of poetry stored up for when you return! (K)

  17. I’m excited for you, Colleen. My last move was 25 years ago but I still remember all the work put in it. Hope you’ll find a great house of your liking very soon. <3

  18. I’m sorry about your health, but I’m glad you’re making the most of a pressing situation.

    when following words
    writer has many choices
    in choosing a path
    once direction becomes known
    words follow where writer goes

    Ken G.

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  21. Wow, Colleen, selling the house in one day?! That’s a whirlwind I can only imagine! I sold my condo about 6 months ago and it took a few months to sell it. I hope you find a new home soon and that moving goes smoothly. See you in blog land when you return after that ~ no rush xo

  22. Very excited for you Colleen.. and have an amazing adventure looking for your new home.. I am sure the perfect one will stand out from the rest… love and hugs ♥

  23. Colleen- Wishing you a speedy relocation! Happy to hear your house sold quickly.

  24. Best wishes for your move from both of us. We wish you every happiness in your new home and, especially, an improvement in health.

    • Thanks, so much Bernadette. It’s hard just sitting here in a Hotel waiting for the loan company to do the paperwork. On a high note, I am feeling better in the lower altitude. <3

  25. We just completed a similar change, Colleen. Best wishes on the move. Albuquerque is a beautiful place.

  26. I can’t believe you’re moving house again, Colleen. It all happens so quickly compared to how it does in the UK. Good luck with it all. My best wishes to Ron and you on finding your next home.

  27. The very best to you on this move. A very auspicious time, spring and changes and renewal, and growth, what a perfect moment this is.

  28. Really I hope the move goes smoothly and that you don’t find it too stressful. I will be thinking of you and sending you good calming vibes 💜💜

  29. Hope all goes smoothly, and you’re moved and settled soon.

  30. Good luck in finding your new home.

  31. Hope it all goes well for you. We’ll still be here when you get back.

  32. If you have trouble finding the “perfect” house, you guys can crash here for a while. Have a blast on the adventure.

  33. I’ll miss you! Good luck for finding a new place.

  34. All the best for finding a new home. Looking forward to hearing about your new home when the time comes. 🙂

  35. Hope all goes well finding your new home, Colleen. See you on the other side!

  36. Oh, wow, you are moving again? I hope that you have found a new house soon and get settled soon, too! Take good care. Sending you big hugs over 💖

  37. An exciting adventure! Best of luck in your new home search… here’s to finding a new home as easily as you sold yours 💙💙

  38. Congratulations on the sale of your house! How exciting for you! 🙂

  39. Congratulations, Colleen. Good luck house hunting 🙂

  40. Good luck with everything, Colleen. ♥

  41. Missing you already, Colleen! 🙂

  42. We’ll miss you, but it all sounds exciting and it’ll be even better when you get back!

  43. Best of luck to you and yours on the move. I’m picking up stakes the 27th myself and I am off to Alaska. I’m not sure what my internet access will be like as I am going remote, so till we meet again, Colleen, I will think of you whenever I am writing formed poetry..

  44. Best wishes for the next part of your journey Colleen.

  45. All the very best with your move, Colleen.

  46. I had to smile. In France, the legal minimum time between accepting an offer for a house and signing the deed of sale is three months. It’s usually quite a lot more. Good luck with finding somewhere quickly 🙂

  47. Good luck on the move! So exciting – and selling your house in a day!? You must be experts of house pricing! Nice job!

  48. Congrats on the fat turnaround! Are you staying in the same area?

  49. Congratulations on the sale of your home.

  50. Oh My! Such excitement, Colleen. Your house must be wonderful to have sold so quickly, and I hope you find a new one even better! I see from above that you’re moving to Albuquerque.
    I love that you’re so concerned about the rest of us! There’s lots of poetry around this month, but we will all miss you. Best wishes and hugs!

  51. Bon voyage!! And WOW!! That was a fast turnaround. May you have the same success for your new home!! You will be missed!! ❤️

  52. Wow, that IS fast!
    Good luck with the packing up – no way could I pack us up that fast.
    And I hope you find the house of your dreams <3

  53. Wishing you a peaceful change and a comfortable, lovely house to turn into your new home Colleen. May your fairies be ready with their wands.

  54. It’s all coming together Sis <3 xx

  55. Exciting times!

  56. Enjoy the next chapter in your life. xo

  57. Oh, you’re moving to Albuquerque! Best wishes Colleen!

  58. Congratulations! Adding my best wishes to the whole adventure!

  59. Well done sis, wishing you and Ron all the luck in the world for finding your new home. <3 <3

  60. Good luck with the move sis 💜

  61. Wow, sis… have the time of your life! Looking forward to hearing the good news of the new digs! <3

  62. Such excitement; I hope that finding your new home goes as quickly!

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