Wow, here it is my 99th post and I've only been trying to write it for the past twenty minutes. I have help today. The royal court is home for holiday vacation which makes it harder to get things done. You know in between, "I need..." and "I want..." and "You never!" I try to write.
It's not always easy. Especially with the holidays...shopping, baking, wrapping, decorating, caroling, visiting, and any other special event that pops up two days beforehand. So, if you keep up with my sidebar "What I'm Up To," You'll see that I have rearranged a little. Stolen Years is possibly a scrap project. I don't know yet, I'm giving it time to simmer. While it simmers, I'm still so in love with Addiction (My nano project) that I decided to concentrate more on editing and revisions. In the meantime, I try to think of new plots, settings and characters to start on something new. Why do I do this to myself?? I bet you all do it too. :0)
And since I haven't written anything new, I'm beginning to panic. It's my own fault, deciding that writing new words each day was a neccessity. What was I thinking??
Much like any other job, we work daily, we pour out our heart and soul into a page and then wield a bloody sword to chop it to pieces. That's hard work. Sooooo....don't we deserve vacations? I mean, seriously, we put in our time. There needs to be a balance of that hard work with the fun stuff that most daytime job people do while on vacation. We are lucky in the sense that writing isn't so terrible. It's what we love, our passion. But even our passions can wane.
Are you feeling the need for a vacation, but telling yourself no? I think you should re-evaluate. Wouldn't your writing be fresh and fun again if you put it down for a few days? Especially for a few days during a very inspiring time of year. Do you give yourself regular breaks? Or do you feel (like I used to) that you must work seven days a week? Let me know, fellow bloggers, and maybe I'll hand down mandatory vacations. :0) Have a great week!