I’m writing this on November 15 in anticipation of posting it just before Thanksgiving here in the U. S. and A, so it’ll reach as many of you BEFORE the holiday weekend as possible.
And my message is a simple one:
Take a break.
Holidays, stressful as they are, are for enjoying family and relaxing. That’s often contradictory, but that’s the goal.
Getting a house full of people fed isn’t usually conducive to having a clear mind for writing.
Besides, even if you aren’t doing the cooking, you’ll be doing the eating.
And eating is GOOOOOOD.
I’d like to hear about your eating exploits, past, present or future, during this Thanksgiving time. Not because overeating is to be celebrated – okay, maybe it is. Once a year we can do that. It’ll give us a reason to make a resolution to diet in the new year.
Which you’re gonna do anyway.
So, you know. This is not that.
I will NOT be writing during the long Thanksgiving weekend.
Bwaahahaha. I almost wrote that with a straight face!
No, really, I won’t. As in, I will not be PLANNING to write. Because that’s where the mistake is.
DO NOT PLAN TO WRITE.
IF, by some miracle of the stars, you are struck with inspiration AND the free time to jot something down, have at it. But PLAN on not doing any writing until things get back to normal. For some of you, that’s January 15.
Breaks are good. They recharge your batteries and create a desire to get back to it. Forcing writing when you have other stuff distracting you – and the holidays are, like, the #1 stress time for many, many people – you won’t get anything written or it’ll be crap.
Either way, you’ll feel bad.
And I’m trying to make you feel GOOD.
I’ll be cracking the whip again soon enough. But right now, it’s holiday time, so relax.
Most of the posts you see from me will be some of my beloved family memories from years past. Feel free to READ and enjoy!
(This is a really good one to relax with. Just sayin’.)
Click HERE to grab it on Amazon. Or don’t. But DO relax this weekend!