Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Down time

For the past year writing wise I've had no down time, but I have for the past week. I'm waiting on hearing about a proposal before finishing the rest of the book so what do I do with myself? It's not enough time to delve into a new book. It's not that I don't have things to do. I do--lots. But I'm a goal oriented person and right now I don't have a writing goal. That's a big deal to me. I'm walking around the house aimlessly. What do I do?

I could clean my house. Ugh. Not my favorite thing to do, especially the dusting. I'm not sure why dusting is what I hate the most but it is. I could read the 8 books I received Monday. I'm a judge for the RITA contest and I am a slow reader. I could spend time with my granddaughters (I did on Monday and loved it). All of those activities I am doing, even going to lunch with a writer friend to brainstorm today, but I need a writing goal. Writing is what fulfills me. Do you have something like that?

3 comments:

PamelaTracy said...

I'm learning not to write ahead on proposals. I used to. So, I'm working on another proposal.

And, thanks for the heads-up. I'll start looking for my RITA books.

Pat Davids said...

Margaret,
I too, wander around feeling lost when I'm in between books. I'm not as goal oriented as I should be in this business, but when as book or proposal goes in, I do the happy dance for a day and then start avoiding chores. Isn't it funny how our minds work?
Pat

Margaret Daley said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who does it. Thanks, Pamela and Pat.