I write. I work. I edit. I blog. I edit some more. I read. I work. I am becoming FRIED! So I’m taking a few days off. I’m going to play with my dog. I’m going to paint a picture. I’m going to read O Magazine (Oprah fascinates me…she seems to speak right to my current crisis when I’m standing in line at the grocery store buying a pre-cooked chicken to have a faux-home cooked dinner…this month she sucked me in with an interview with Deepak Chopra. I love Deepak Chopra.). I’m going to watch “So You Think You Can Dance”. I’m going to read a book. I’m going to go to bed early. Right after I take a hot bath.
I will not turn on my laptop. I will not check my email. I will not lurk on the kindle boards. I will not google my latest book. I will not obsess over my cover design for my new book. I will relax. I will slow down.
And when I come back….I’ll edit, blog, write, obsess, work and lurk…until I need my next break.
If you’re feeling fried and if you can’t write four consecutive sentences without thinking “where was I going with that?” then it’s time for a break. Enjoy it. That’s the beauty of not having a deadline and being INDEPENDENT.