Monday, April 21, 2008

A Week Off

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.


Stephanie Humphreys said...

I've taken a week off, but my problem is the week extends easily into two and I sure have a hard time getting back into it. Although I did just finish a book that inspired me to get back into it. Hope you're feeling better.

Amanda said...

I hope you're feeling better, too, Marcia!

Tamra Norton said...

Sometimes, a week off is just what you need.

Marcia Mickelson said...

I'm feeling better and I actually wrote last night. I went jogging today, and I'm hoping for more writing today.