Monday, August 15, 2016

A Writing Sabbatical

I'm on a writing sabbatical until the end of August. Everyone needs to recharge, right? I was very much feeling the need for a break. I think I've come to a crossroads, of sorts, with my writing. I have needed to take some time to figure out my long range goals and how I'm going to move forward. I'm happy to say that I've made progress.


I don't know about the more sleep part...but I've drank my fair share of tea - and other beverages not mentioned -  and I just finished a great book. My first Sandra Brown novel, Friction. I really enjoyed the story and the writing. And now I get to go back and read some of her previous work! 

Sunsets!


Creating calm counts, right? Long walks - check! I'm training to walk a half-marathon in September. 20.1 kilometres. I'm totally freaked out. My sister and nephews have been here for two weeks so plenty of laughter and hugs. I indulge in dreaming on a regular basis so I've got that part covered. Our kids are coming camping with us next weekend which means a road trip which means fun. But again, no sleep.

Always LOVE. 


But I'll be hard at work by the beginning of September, once the long weekend has passed and summer begins to wind down. But in the next couple of weeks my office will undergo a metamorphosis.

Fresh paint on the walls.

New desk.

Renewed spirit.


Which is true for me but not necessarily true for everyone. Some people thrive whilst surrounded by what seems like chaos to me but makes perfect sense to them. I'll take before and after pictures so I can post the results. I'm so excited!

How about you? Have you taken a break from anything lately?

2 comments:

B.E. Sanderson said...

A break sounds awesome, but June was basically a break for me. Love your 'More' list. Good luck in the marathon! Yay for a fresh office! Yay for reading! =o)

Karyn Good said...

Yays all around! My company left today so it was very quiet around here. Too quiet. No better way to shake the doldrums that to get busy. The purging of stuff has begun!