Last week I took a week off work, the first one I’ve had in ages. And it was heaven!I spent the week catching up on my reading, enjoying lunches, drinks and days out with friends, going to the cinema and just plain relaxing.
The last few months at work have been ridiculously busy and exhausting, so it’s been hard to come home after a day in the office and power up the laptop to spend the evening writing or working on the blog. Sometimes it feels like I have to sacrifice my desire to write to focus on my job, and I’ll admit that at times that does get me down. Since I started the blog I’ve been determined to maintain a regular schedule, posting new content three times a week, which has taken over a bit from my novel.
But taking a step back, even for a few days, gave me that bit of space to breathe and re-evaluate the things I love doing.
I can be guilty of procrastinating and it’s a lot easier some days to park myself on the sofa, switch on the television and veg out for the night, rather than taking the time to work on my novel. At the moment, it seems like a mammoth task to get Broken Things ready for e-publishing, but working on the website is giving me the motivation to take steps in the right direction.
I just need to keep reminding myself that I love writing, it’s my passion and it’s worth the hard work because creativity adds so much more meaning to life. And maybe, one day, I might be able to call myself a professional writer!