Wednesday, September 24, 2008
A DAY OFF
This summer, I fell into a routine of writing seven days a week. I was working on my rewrite for the historical novel, preparing it for the second round with my editor. After I sent in the manuscript, I started the new Piper book and stayed with the seven day pace.
"That's the danger of working for yourself," Jerry said. "You forget to take a day off."
"It doesn't seem like work," I told him. At least most days, it didn't seem like a job.
"Still you should take a day off."
I agree with him. Although I also know the dangers of losing touch with a story, I think it's important to keep a bit of balance in my life.
So after writing Saturday morning, I took the afternoon off and went to the Tri-State Fair.
There are a lot of reasons to go to the fair.
the blue ribbon pumpkin
the first prize quilt
the petting zoo
and if you must, the storm shelters
But I go for other reasons:
a corn dog
Tornado Tators(what a nice husband!)
and to seal a nice afternoon off--a funnel cake!
Posted by Kimberly at 4:00 AM