The Writer Reset Button

In Booklife, Jeff VanderMeer mentions that it’s important for writers to occasionally press the reset button to find a better balance. After talking to some friends, I realize it’s time for me to reset.

Work has really been wearing me out. I love my job, but it’s demanding. Of course, I refuse to let it eat my life. I *do* have time to write because I make time to write. My issue is energy, and I think I need to replenish the well.

For the next couple of days, I’m going to take it easy(er). I have a writing afternoon scheduled for today, and I’m just going to play with whatever I want in terms of stories, planning, and drafting. I have a low key weekend scheduled. I’m still going to play and relax and try to shake this cold, and get some of my energy back.

I promised a couple of wise people that I would be good to myself, at least until I felt better physically. The last thing I want to do is try to find an agent when I’m sending out a work where I’m so tired I’m just going through the motions.

I can see why a lot of writers give up on their day jobs. Totally see it.

Okay. There’s a seat at Coffee Talk for me. I’m outta here.


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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