Sorry for the brief hiatus. I’ve had migraines for years but this one knocked me down. After a week of suffering I’m back in the saddle. Thanks for your patience.
Writing Tip for Today: I hate hate hate missing my writing goals. But as I stayed away from the keyboard to let myself heal, I learned something too.
- Illness brought me perspective. No matter if it’s a “blamed headache,” as my grams used to say, or another cold, putting my project aside for a few days gave me the ability to see it with more objectivity.
- Permission to daydream. As long as I’m not running a fever, when I’m sick I can give myself permission to dream big. I’m a total zone-out half the time anyway, and often I like my fictional world better than reality.
- Use the Force. Finally, I’ve been kicking myself for not getting ahead of my blog by pre-writing and giving the blog instructions on when to post. There are also other programs you can get to schedule your blogs so you aren’t panicking every morning. I plan to utilize this feature. When I’m not daydreaming, that is. Back to Absolute Top Speed!