Friday, November 8, 2013

How I Write: Maintaining Sanity

One of the biggest things I think we all forget to do is take a break. It doesn't really matter what you do in life, there's always room to take a break. I know I'm super guilty of not taking breaks when I should. There are many times that I look around and go "where did the time go?"

Other times, I force myself to take a break. Taking the break isn't always the hard part - it's enjoying the break and realizing that everything else will be there tomorrow that's hard.

Tonight was one of those nights. Up to this point, I have written each and every night on my project for NaNoWriMo. I've done 2000+ words on most of the first seven nights and I ended yesterday a full day word count ahead. Therefore, I gave myself permission to take tonight off. That's right - my word count for today is ZERO and I'm okay with that. I'm okay with that because I know tomorrow is another day and I can make up for any loss of words then.

Don't worry, my creative brain was still working - I went to another social painting event with Bestie K tonight and enjoyed every moment of it. I love how it's hard to think of your problems when you have a canvas, brush, and paint to work with. I'll showcase tonight's painting sometime this week when I upload my pictures from tonight.

Don't worry, I'll be back to writing tomorrow - it is the NaNoWriMo writing marathon after all.

http://nanowrimo.org/writing-marathon

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