Friday, August 26, 2011

Ahhh Friday!

What is the big deal about Friday? For the 9 to 5'ers it's "Yes! The weekend is finally here! For the work at home person, Friday's are just another day. As a writer do you put down that pen and paper, or close up that laptop, at 5p.m. Friday, not opening it again until Monday morning? No you don't. The work time of a writer is so different. Being a writer you find that your work is going through your head constantly until you put that final period on the last page of your current novel. Having that novel in your head 24/7 can be extremely stressful and exhilarating, but we all need some down time. Time to relax and spend quality time with family and friends. How do you pull yourself away to give yourself some "Friday" time?

1 comment:

  1. That IS a problem. I think all creative arts people face that same issue. You've got a project going and you can't really put it down. Living with a visual artist here, I know that the brush may not be in use, but the brain is still working on the current (or next) piece. And there's the research "while paint dries". I think the only genuine "weekend time" you can get is by physically removing yourself from your tools of the trade...
    There will have to be alternate activities, too, least your brain spends too much time on the project, causing frustration instead of the desired relaxation. Whatever you do - don't take the laptop with you!
    Good luck. ;-)


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