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.