Monday, May 17, 2010
Taking a break
I'm tired. I don't feel like working on my WIP. I don't feel like editing, fixing or being creative. I don't feel like pushing through an hour on a hard chair or even checking my facebook page. Do you ever find yourself feeling that way? Is it okay to take a break, sit back and just read a good book instead?
So many times I've been told at conferences to push through it. Make yourself sit down and write every day. Most times, I do that and when I don't, I feel guilty. That can't be good either. I don't want to write because I feel guilty if I don't. Maybe at those times, it's best to take a rest, to sit back and let the juices begin to flow on their own again, to make it fun again.
So. That is what I'm going to do today. I'm not going to make myself sit here and write or fix my wip when I'm too tired to think. Sometimes, a nap is the best way to go.
I'm going now. I'm going to lie down on my incredibly comfy bed. I'm going to pick up the new book I'm reading which I am really enjoying and I'm going to enjoy the slow, hypnotic turn of my ceiling fan. Maybe I'll even snack on strawberries. The thing I'm NOT going to do is feel guilty that I'm not sitting at my computer slaving away at something I'm just not in the mood to do.
I think I have some dark chocolate hidden in my drawer. Hello lover, here I come.