By Marcia Mickelson
I took a week off of writing. A sore throat last Monday turned into congestion and cough, giving me the minimal excuse I needed to take a week off. Of course, there's always the guilt associated with taking time off after milking a sore throat for a whole week. I also took a week off of running--more reason to feel guilty today.
Now, it's the beginning of a new week and I need to get back on track with writing and running. I'd been doing well in my BIAM (Book In A Month) prior to last week. In fact, I may have overdone it and probably needed a week off because I'd been pushing myself too much.
A week off is sometimes needed to get back in that place where you want to write again. During the week, I took time to watch a few movies, do a little reading, and listen to music. These are three things that sometimes inspire me to want to write. Seeing someone else's creation, such as a really good movie, inspires me to want to be creative again and makes me want to get going again.
So, I'm back to work this week, back to writing again. No excuses.