I don't think I realized how burnt out I was getting. I mean, I wasn't completely frazzled, but I was close. From getting edits for my October release last year through the release of my January book this year and finishing a few other things, I hadn't stopped. Seriously. I'd written and/or edited something almost every day through all of that.
And that's good. Because it means forward momentum.
But it's also bad. Because it means I was tired.
When April rolled around, I honestly didn't mean to stop writing. I had great plans of everything I was going to accomplish this month.
And I haven't completely stopped working. I've written blogs. Done a few edits. Entered a contest.
But I have slowed WAY down on the writing side of life this month, and it's been so nice. Instead, I focused on other creative projects, like baby blankets for friends or sewing for my kids.
And, in the midst of not focusing so much on writing, my muse has decided to enjoy herself and keeps throwing me more ideas for the future. I've scribbled them down in a book to look at later. This year is full to the brim, but I seem to thrive (most of the time) on that.
I told my husband I set expectations for myself probably higher than I should. But I'm also learning to listen to my body and try and stop every now and then to read, craft, do other things, and recharge. Because as much as I like to think I'm a Wonder Woman, even she needs an occasional nap. ;-)
Have you ever discovered that taking a break helps make things work better when you come back to them? What are some ways you like to recharge?
This is a place for me to tell you about what I'm writing, talk about the process or where some of my ideas came from, or even have other authors come in and talk about their books.
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