2/7/23, Working Hard
I hope that all is going well for you, with peaceful times, not turbulent ones. And time to do things you enjoy. True confessions: that is one of my weak spots. I am a work horse, extremely disciplined, and always do the “homework” first, all the things I should be doing, and then there is never time left over for “fun”. My work ethic always takes over. I meet all my deadlines, and finish my to do list, but I’m not good at just relaxing, doing nothing, and having fun. I have to really make a point of taking time off, and don’t do it often enough!!!
In line with that, I’ve been working on 4 different books, editing, outlining, writing first and last drafts, with a fifth one in my head that I will outline soon. It’s a major juggling act, and I have done nothing but write for the last month or so, with another month of it up ahead. And then I plan to take a couple of weeks off, before I start another book. The only time I am good about taking time off is to spend time with my children. And I am still playing catch up after the two months I took off at the end of the year to visit them. But it was well worth it!!
I find it easier to work hard in the cold winter months, with bad weather, I’m happy to stay home and write. Once the weather warms up again, it will be more tempting to get out and play!!!
I hope that things are going well for you. And that you’re taking time out to have some fun!!! And I will try to take my own advice on that!!! Have a great week!!!
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I admire your ability to work during the cold, winter months. The first cold, gray day, I want to do absolutely nothing, just hibernate in bed and wait until July…
I love your books, but you always write about rich people with wonderful Jon’s. What about normal people struggling to make ends meet but still have a great life ???
I used to have a lot of trouble relaxing, too, until I had a revelation about eternity and living in the moment. Hard to explain – something you have to get for yourself. But this I can tell you this: if you feel pressured/in a hurry/compelled/ambitious about any task in front of you, that’s not of God.
I have to say, though, I totally agree that it’s easier to write when the weather’s icky. Otherwise, the outdoors just calls to me, lol.