Saturday, 24 April 2010

And relax

Today I relaxed.

There was no writing, no reading and no blogging (until now). I decided since the weather was nice to spend the day enjoying the sunshine.

It occurred to me that I should take a little break.

I love writing, and everything that goes along with it, but I also needed some time away from the laptop. I needed to refresh my tired brain and get into the real world. So I did.

Writing is such a solitary occupation. Sitting for hours staring at a screen with these characters who are only real to you. You type words on to the blank page and wonder where it is going to go. You drink ridiculous amounts of caffeine to keep your brain awake when it protests you need to sleep.

I've read a few posts on blogs about balance and taking a breather from your wip to come back refreshed. And it's true.

So here is to hoping you all take some time to enjoy life away from the laptop this weekend. And here is to coming back refreshed and ready to tackle your wip again.

Happy Saturday :)

12 comments:

beth said...

Yay for relaxing!!! I'm going to do that tomorrow, I think--a complete and total break for once.

Deb Salisbury said...

It's amazing how connecting with the real world - sunshine and wind and flowers - can help your writing grow. Hmmm. I need to go for a walk!

leandrajm said...

I'm also taking a break today! Because I have to work. =( But after I get off, hubby and I are going to see a movie. Enjoy your sunshine, Libby!

Samantha Bennett said...

And a happy Saturday to you! Big fan of writing breathers. sigh (lowercase equals relaxed) :)

Kimberly Franklin said...

Have fun relaxing! I plan on doing the same. :)

Amparo Ortiz said...

So glad you could take a breather, girl. It definitely helps clear a cluttered mind!

And go kick some WIP butt after you're done living the good life. I'm sure it will appreciate the brief separation ;)

Jaydee Morgan said...

Yep, I'm now using my weekends for more relax time - well, fun time at least. I'll have to make up for the missing hours during the week but like you said, sometimes you need some down time.

Marsha Moore said...

Hope you enjoyed the lovely weather and got some great relaxation in!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Beth. Hope you do take a total break. I felt guilty for all of ten minutes then enjoyed it. lol.

Deb. I never looked at connecting with the real world could help like that, you are so right.

leandrajm. Hope you had fn at the movies. Such a perfect way to switch off and relax.

Samantha. I never appreciated the joy of the writing breather. I join you in a lowercase relaxed sigh:)

Kimberly. Hope you had fun relaxing. Thanks for sharing my journey.I'm off to check out your blog ;)

Amparo. I shall hopefully return refreshed to my wip and kick some word-butt ;)

Jaydee. Yay, welcome to the weekend slacker club.lol. I agree though, we do need down time.

Marsha. Hi, thanks for checking out my blog. I did enjoy the fab weather. It made a change to actually switch off my brain.lol.

Jen said...

Good for you! Sometimes I think I need a break, but I never take one!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I took a break and went to a writers conference. Does that count? ;)

Palindrome said...

We all need those breaks once in a while. Saturday was a rainy day so I read a book cover to cover, something I haven'd done in...too long.