Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Twiddling my thumbs

In an effort to preserve what remains of my sanity, I'm taking a week or so off from writing.  And it's making me snaky.

I'm not used to having all this spare time.  What do I do with those pockets of 30-50 minutes?  After the kids go to bed, what am I supposed to do with the time before my bedtime?  When I wake up at 5.30am and stumble to the computer, what do I do?

I'm trying to immerse myself in spring cleaning.  I spent 2 hours on my younger son's bedroom yesterday.  Today I attack the older one's.

But once I've done the cleaning, what do I do?  You know what?  I think I'll just have to go and start a new book.

Are you any good at relaxing?  Any tips for someone chronically unable to do it?


  1. I am quite good at relaxing, but my mind doesn't like to stray far from writing or fictional worlds. It's rare to get a complete nothing day.

    Hope you find some time to enjoy your breather :)

  2. I write short stories in between my novels. I also catch up on my reading. It's good to take breaks between novels though. Enjoy it.