Ciao, amici! How was your week? Mine was busier than usual.
I was wondering… what’s your opinion on self-care? I admit, I’ve been really bad about that, especially since I had kids. I’m the first one to want them to eat well, exercise, see a doctor if they’re sick or injured. That’s what mama bears do, right?
Well, yes, it is. But neglecting one’s self isn’t a great idea. It will eventually catch up to you. I’ve been learning that the hard way for several years now, but I try to muddle through anyway. This week, though, despite being incredibly busy, I had to take a day off. I got one of the worst migraines I ever had. I’ll spare you the description of the unpleasant symptoms, but I was down for the count. I couldn’t work. Usually I lose half a day and then soldier on. Couldn’t do it this time.
Seems every time I get sick, the symptoms are worse than the last time (chronic condition or contagion). What’s that mean? It means I may have finally learned my lesson. I need to make time for me. Which brings us to the words of Anne Lamott:
Almost anything will work if you unplug it for a few minutes,
Wise words, indeed. Do you unplug once in a while? I think I’ve finally learned that I need to.
Hoping you had a productive week and have a happy weekend.
And now, this week’s writing links:
Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:
- Cover Reveal: Mae Clair’s End of Day
- New Release: The Button by D. L. Finn
- Visiting Friends and Talking About Tortured Soul, Day 7 (Colleen Chesebro and C. S. Boyack)
- Hybrid Outlining | P. H. Solomon
- Character Variations | C. S. Boyack
- Friday Book Share: Frame 232 | Joan Hall
- Characters in Conflict | Kris Bock
- When to Eliminate “That” in Your Writing | Kathy Servian
- When to Walk Away from Your WIP | Pippa Roscoe
- Your Ideal Reader | Me
Posts by others in the industry:
- Writing Convincing Action Scenes | Fiction University
- Unforgettable Moments | The Kill Zone
- Ways Psychopaths are Created | Sue Coletta
- Book Ideas | The Write Practice
- Character Flaws | Fiction University
- TV Lessons for Chapter Hooks | Writers Helping Writers
And when you’re done with these links, don’t forget to check out the sidebar, where you’ll find more links to some of my favorite sites.
Have a great weekend!