I’ve been working 12-16 hour days, 7 days a week. I finally took an afternoon off a few days ago. I simply needed to recharge. It made me think of this old proverb because (as my family can attest) I’ve been a dull girl.
Actually, I don’t think dull is a strong enough word. But I’m writing this in the wee hours of the morning (of late night?) and it’s the best I’ve got at the moment.
The point of this, as inspiring as it’s not, is to remind you not to be an “all work and no play” kind of person. It will burn you out. Not only will your creativity suffer; so will your relationships. Sometimes I think I need to look at pictures of my family to remember what they look like!
Wishing you productivity and balance this coming week.
And now, this week’s links:
Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:
- Square Peg, Round Hole, Love Triangle (Romance University)
- Spellcheck—Friend or Enemy? (Story Empire)
- PASSWORD Cover Reveal (AIW Press)
- Welcome to One Ugly Mug (Mae Clair)
- Meet the Hero of Password (Joan Hall)
- Under the Covers (Story Empire)
- Pinch Points (Romance University)
- Friday Fiction Prompt (Story Empire)
- Book Marketing (Romance University)
Posts by others in the industry:
- The Twist Ending (Uninspired Writers)
- Authenticity to Build Readership (Kobo Writing Life)
- Realistic Fight Scenes (Live, Write, Thrive)
- Amazon’s 50% Error for Self-Publishers (Forbes)
- Secondary Characters (A Writer’s Path)
- When the Writing Life Gets Tough (The Write Conversation)
- Holiday Book Marketing (BookBaby)
- Write and Market a Series (Your First 10,000 Readers)
- All Premise, No Plot (Fiction University)
- Character Names (AutoCrit)
- Emotional Wounds and Character Arcs (Writers Helping Writers)
- From Idea to Publication; A Checklist (Fiction University)
- Benefits to Writing Flash Fiction (Standout Books)