Wednesday, 29 September 2010

11 days left

I know that for a lot of us, time off from the day job makes us happy because we can spend all of our time writing. I know this because I have had holidays like that myself. But this time I gave myself permission not to write and it feels great. Much as I love it I have also enjoyed not doing it. Does that make sense? It's not that I haven;t written at all, I have tinkered with a few things, submitted a story and queried another but there has been nothing major. I have also been thinking and thats part of the doing.
I am just relaxing and I can't believe that I have only had 3 days off so far. I am so chilled.

11 comments:

David said...

Enjoy it Colette. I find the ideas start to flow for me when I take time off. Sometimes you just need a break to recharge the old batteries. Enjoy it!

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Jarmara Falconer said...

Hmm, I hate to point this out to you, but you are still writing and blogging about writing so you're not totally chilled;-)

Good luck with the next 11 days

Madeleine said...

I also give myself permission not to write on days when the muse is feeling low. Sometimes I find it helps to iron out problems I've been having with my WIP, sometimes it just gives me time to recharge my batteries, so I can well understand your reasoning. I hope the no writing thing doesn't prevent your from visiting my blog and commenting, though!;O)

Colette McCormick said...

David - I am enjoying it very much thank you.
Jarmara - tis true, I am, but it's mor elike chatting with friends than writing.
Madeleine - it is good to recharge the batteries now and then. Good luck with your WIP.

Karen said...

It is nice to have a little break from writing, and hopefully you'll get back to it with renewed enthusiasm :o)

Colette McCormick said...

I hope so Karen because I have been in a bit of a writing fog recently.

Debs said...

I think it's good for us to allow ourselves the occasional time off to recharge our batteries and soak up life rather than fitting into these self-imposed deadlines. (I wonder who I'm talking to most here, you or me).

Colette McCormick said...

I think that we are all our own worst enemies when it comes to that one Debs.

Suzanne Jones said...

Glad you're enjoying your holidays.

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HelenMHunt said...

That sounds wonderful actually. Continue to enjoy it.

Colette McCormick said...

Suzanne - it is.
Helen - I'll give it my best shot.