Once in awhile you might find yourself veering away from "The Plan" that you so meticulously crafted out.
Don't wonder why - it's clear. We all need down time. So, if you forgot to schedule some of the needed rest and play into your routine, it will find you. Often it is worse this way because it can easily become out of hand.
Have you forgotten time for yourself?
All writers who want to get there work 'finished' need a strategy.
We make our list:
- time for reading
- time for writing
- time for editing
- time for marketing
- time for social media
Then we set up timelines for ourselves to follow to keep us on the right track.This is all great stuff - right?
In all these carefully scheduled plans we often forget about making time for ourselves to unwind.
I know about this first hand because I have made this mistake more than once myself. Remember the old saying:
|Jack Nicholson - The Shining movie (story by Stephen King)|
If you don't want to become a crazed villain like the ones we read about, then schedule yourself some quiet or fun time.
Now that spring is here and summer just around the corner, recognizing this need of yours will help you adjust your schedule so that you can do it all.