Wednesday, August 31, 2011

No Working Allowed ... It's Labor Day

Let me warn you ... this post has nothing to do with writing, authoring, marketing, or self-publishing. Why? Because one of my favorite non-family, non-holiday holidays is coming up: Labor Day. Ahhh, the thoughts of relaxing in the backyard with a plate of barbecued chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob, and potato salad while celebrating the last "official" weekend of summer. It's the day we look forward to doing a whole lot of nothing; the day we commemorate the labor movement in America by taking a break from the one thing we all complain about – WORK!

This Labor Day you might hear a different song from your friends, neighbors, and relatives. Those who have been out of work for some time due to the down economy will likely complain about not having a job, while those with a job will complain about "d>w/<" (doing more work with less), and then there are those who couldn't care less one way or the other.

Honestly, though, I'm looking forward to taking a labor break. My plan is to do no work on Labor Day – no writing, no proofing, no planning, no nothing. Now, if you know me, you realize this is a challenge, but I'm up to it. After all, I'm dog tired at this writing, and I just need a good old fashioned break. So I'm going to take one on Labor Day. That's right. On Monday, September 5th I'm going to do no work! I swear. Okay, that's my plan, anyway. You'll have to check back here on Sept. 7th to find out what really happened.

BTW, what are your plans for Labor Day?


  1. Good for you. We all should recharge our batteries from time to time. We're off to the beach.