Taking a break – whether for half an hour or a week – can be a challenge. My mind is constantly going over story ideas, articles for my 5 different columns, things I need to update on my various websites (I have 6!), stuff going on IRL, chores around the house, taking time for myself…
When I stop & think about it all, I wonder how I get anything accomplished without short-circuiting 🙂
My mini-break seems to be a good idea. Next week we prep for our camping trip, which sees us leaving town a day earlier than I thought. I love you guys & miss the daily chats, but I am SO ready for an internet break! So, over the next week, I'll be busier than ever, trying to pre-write articles to post while I'm away.
In the back of my mind, I cannot stop planning, though. When we get back from our trip up North, I want to start thinking about (and maybe even outline) my NaNo '10 project. At this moment, I have no idea what I am even going to write about!
Of course, I'll still bring a notebook to jot down any brilliant ideas that come my way. But mostly, I am going to enjoy propping my feet up, roasting corn on the fire, sitting lakeside, toasting marshmallows and staring up at the stars at night.
If I can just make it through this next week!