Monday, August 23, 2010

Let it Slide

This last week, I was forced to lay low as I had dental surgery that left me in excruciating pain all day. So, the first few days, I couldn't even think about my book, but, at about day four, I started to slowly get back to revising. However, that was also the day I had out of town company arrive.

This chaos made writing the "sub-plot" of my day, rather than the main one. But I have to say, it was refreshing!

Sure, I still wrote, but I had too many other things going on to really obsess about it. I just did what I could and let the rest slide. But here's what was weird. Rather than getting upset that I couldn't write as much, I found that I was using my writing time WAY better. I was slowly and steadily climbing that mountain and it was productive to say the least.

I dunno. I woke up this morning hoping to hold onto this very relaxed mode of writing. It works. It isn't stressful and its productive. You just do what you can and let the rest slide. Try it, you'll like it :)


11 comments:

Christine Fonseca said...

Relaxed is good! Sorry about the tooth pain - that is the worst! Tak care of yourself this week

storyqueen said...

This is what I have to do all the time....and you are absolutely right. With work and all, I can't let myself obsess about how the writing is going. I just have to be grateful there is any writing at all!

Shelley

Lydia Kang said...

Aw, that's too bad about the tooth! Take care of yourself!

Natalie said...

My mode is always relaxed lately. I haven't figured out the relaxed AND productive thing yet though. :)

Tamika: said...

Perfect advice for a gal like me strapped of time and energy:)

I'm glad your climbing that revision mountian with such stamina!

Hardygirl said...

It is amazing how sometimes when I have lots of time--I get absolutely nothing done. And, my most productive times are those busy, busy days.

Hope you get better soon!!

sf

Gail said...

Hope the surgery went well and now you're on the mend. Hope your company wasn't too strenuous for you.
While you're in a relaxed mood, make plans to go to Southern Breeze's WIK in October!!!

Little Ms J said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better and... zen! Don't lose it!

Kelly H-Y said...

That sounds good ... sorry you had to discover it via such a painful route, though - - ouch! :-) Hope your mouth is feeling better!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Sounds like a great plan! It's amazing how the most difficult of interruptions can help. I need to reevaluate my own approach. I hope everything has healed from the dental surgery!

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