I’m not even sure where to begin. With two more restrictions knocked off the list and a few days of not doing anything related to writing at all, I am surprisingly calmer than I would have expected to be. When I’m finished here, there’s work to be done for ‘pays-the-bills’ as usual and afterwards I’m going to buckle down and get to it.
Last night I had a great discussion with edit-buddy, which made me want to dive into the new YA again, but since I put it on the back-burner until I’m finished these two other projects, all it got were some mental notes which I’m going to transcribe in a bit.
My OSCTBS friend’s birthday was last week and I was a part of the planning for her 2-day celebrations. This was one of the reasons that I shirked some of my writing duties. (That’s nothing more than a weak excuse I’m aware and no, I’m not proud of it.) I’m not sure what happened though, it was as if I shut off for a few days and was just caught up in pays-the-bills.
Anyway, my friend is always telling me that I need to rest in between and I shouldn’t beat myself up when I don’t work on my words and usually cites all the work I do put in. As much as I love her for the support, her words don’t ring completely true with regard to me and breaks. Since I started back seriously last November, I’ve been trying different methods of taking breaks and I’m beginning to think that the way I need to deal with this side of my life, is to get it all down, then pause. I feel like when I relax it makes it more difficult to
start back. It’s almost as if my brain is like — okay then, until the next time *snores*. This poses a problem as you can probably imagine, especially when I’m not finished or as far along as I’d like to be.
Finally, before I shut up shop for this post — it was 9 days since my last post and as I always say (and always mean it) I will try my best not to let it go on even nearly that long next time. Didn’t even realise how long it was if I’m totally honest. Next time I post though, it will be about progress because as I said, after I’ve handled today’s pays-the-bills, it’s onto what’s more important to me. I’m not going to stop (unless I have no other choice) until I’m done.
August 16th (maybe before) here I come, barreling at you without brakes . . .