Let’s take a peek at the cogs inside the machine and talk about why I write and how I write on Behind the Scenes Sunday! Today I’d like to talk about the importance of taking time off — and why I personally find that so hard to do.
No one can work twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We all need time to rest, recuperate, and do the things that feed our souls. But what if the thing we do for work is the thing that feeds our souls?
Then we need to find something else that does as well.
I love to write. I wouldn’t do this author thing if I didn’t. But writing has also become my job — how I keep a roof over my head and food in my belly. As much as writing makes me feel alive, helps me keep in touch with my emotions, regulates my mental health, it is also very much work. And no one should work all day every day. Even if they love what they do.
With this in mind, I’ve cultivated other interests and hobbies outside of my writing. I play Dungeons and Dragons with my friends. I watch movies and television. I read comic books. I go for walks. I listen to music. And I firmly believe that doing these things, taking time away from the keyboard — it all makes me a better writer.
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