“Darn cat. It’s 6:26. I’m taking a day off. I’m not getting up early today,” I sit up in bed and whisper-yell to Cassi, my orange tabby scratching my door. In her brain, I’m sure the only reason I get up is to feed her. And I’m already a half hour late.
My brain, apparently, also knows it is time to get up. I feel the wheels start turning about my work-in-progress.
“I’m not getting up early today,” I repeat again, this time for myself. I dive back under the covers. I’m feeling burnt out from too many revisions and I need a day to just sleep.
Your solution is easy, something in my head whispers. Just go back to your old theme.
Whatever whispered is right. And it does seem simple. The day off is already doing me a lot of good.
I’ve only been working the early morning writing shift for two weeks and I love it. I also love (and respect people more after) hearing when and how others work. Then, this week’s question is:
What is your daily schedule like, writing and otherwise? What do you do when you need a day off?