Break Time

Wiped out. Wrung out. Punked out. Burned out. Pick any of these and you’ll have a pretty accurate description of how I’m feeling right now. I’ve been putting in some intense hours revising my YA novel over the past few weeks and I haven’t been taking much time off.

I’m beginning to feel in need of a break. You know the feeling, I’m sure. While I feel good about the progress I’m making, I’m also feeling just a tad squeezed-dry and unjuicy. So, even though I’m and eager to finish, I’ve decided to take this weekend off, just as I usually do. But I’m making an effort to get out and about instead of hibernating.

A friend of mine and I are going to lunch, which should be a treat. Our usual MO is to hit a Cuban restaurant where we eat tapas and drink Mojitos. But we like to sit outside and it’s going to snow, so I guess we’ll go for something tamer. Still, a real lunch sounds appealing. For the past few days, I’ve been grabbing a salad and scarfing it down.

Then there’s a museum show in NYC on Charles Dickens featuring stories, photos, and manuscript pages. Since I’m a huge Dickens fan, I might tap into my energy source and see if I have enough gas to high-tail it into the city.

As you can see, my weekend MO is a bit of socializing and museuming. When I’m working intensely, I often find that taking a total break for a few days is really energizing and motivating. Does this work for you?

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I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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