November 18th, 2018

I don’t take many holidays. Mainly because I love what I do, and spending the morning sitting up in bed writing is my idea of fun.

But every now and again a holiday gets forced upon me.

Like now.

I should have seen it coming. For the last couple of weeks I’ve been struggling to write anything. I had three books on the go, and couldn’t work out which one I wanted to start with. I’d write a bit of one, then get sick of how hard it was, and switch to another. And everything I wrote was like trying to wade through mud. Slow and messy.

I get days like that every now and again, but to have it go on for a couple of weeks was a really bad sign.

So last Friday, I stopped writing and took a closer look at what was going on. And I realised that I’d written two books this year without a break between them. And here I was trying to start a third, again without a break.

What’s more, I was feeling sick every time I switched the computer on – which is an unmistakable sign that I need to STOP.

So now I’m on holiday. And it’s a huge relief. Not sure how long I’ll take – maybe a couple of weeks, then launch back into another draft of Alley Hunters.

Meanwhile, it’s a really nice time of year to be in the garden.

2 thoughts on “Holidays

  1. sherry says:

    oh yes lian holidays are a must and regularly. your brain and body need to slooooww down.. good on you. cheers sherry

    1. Lian Tanner says:

      And of course now I’m on holiday I find myself saying, ‘Why didn’t I do this earlier?’ 🙂

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