What do you do when you’re finished?

Mountain Lake Sunset (c) mwingine

I’ve had a day to decompress a little from finishing the draft of the book that shall not be named right now and I still feel a little too brain-dead to function. It was REALLY bad yesterday, though. I got absolutely nothing useful done. I couldn’t focus long enough to bother. So I didn’t.

One thing I’m learning the hard way is that you have to take breaks and let your brain regroup or your mind is going to burn out and you’ll end up useless for a long while. I’ve been writing on overdrive speed for a long while now and so taking a few days to read things I didn’t write, make some new jewelry, and watch some awesome TV sounds like a really good plan.

One great thing I did do yesterday was read a book by new friend and agent sister Tristina Wright. People, you better hope this book gets picked up. You want to read it. I promise you.

The hardest part of this “taking a break” is that part of my brain is yelling at me to get to work on my next project. I have more than one book I’ve been dying to finish writing. I just… can’t. So I’m telling that side of my head to shut up for now. This weekend, I’m doing nothing but making pretty things and watching Dr. Who. I’m really looking forward to it! 😀

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2 thoughts on “What do you do when you’re finished?

  1. It is a really good idea to just take a break and regroup. Ignore your nagging brain for the sake of your health and your sanity. Celebrate what you've gotten done, rather than let your mind tell you how much more you've got to do. You've just cleared a BIG hurdle. Rest and enjoy your Who-time. You deserve it!

  2. Exactly! I did break last night and tried to start reading what I have written already in the project I want to finish next, but… no. It didn't happen. I put on Dr Who and made a necklace and it was awesome! 😀

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