And because I fit my work in between kidlet's school hours and activities, I cherish it even more.
BUT even people who love what they do need time away.
Recharging my batteries was a good idea because:
1. I gained perspective on my various writing projects. I was able to see the forest through the trees, if you will. Big picture ideas came to me organically (while visiting the zoo, etc.) and somehow, it's better that way. It doesn't feel forced.
2. I gained perspective on querying. *sigh* I'm in the process of finding my second agent and it's been humbling to say the least. I know I haven't really talked about it here, just alluded to it. And many of you know the bummer of a story. Time away made me realize that refreshing my in-box every five seconds really did wear my fingers out (as well as my spirit).
3. I gained perspective on social media. Some days I get sucked in big time, chipping precious minutes off my day. It's good to ignore Twitter and Facebook for large chunks of time. It makes you appreciate the people and projects right in front of you.
So take time away whenever you can. Go figure, it really IS important!
P.S. The winner of the jewelry or critique from my three-year blogiversary is.......drum roll please..... JULIE H.!!!!
P.P.S. I've missed you guys! *hugs*
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