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Notes to start a writer's week

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Notes to start a writer's week

It's Spring Break. That means:

  1. Your schedule will be all screwy.

  2. You won't put as many words on the page.

  3. You won't bill as many hours, check as many things off your to-do list, or catch up on your reading.

  4. You might even behind on your reading. More behind, that is.

  5. Your forward progress will probably slow on all projects, at least for a little while.

It also means:

  1. You get extra time with your kids, who are growing up too darned quickly.

  2. You get to refill your creative well with games, walks, and laughter.

  3. You'll get paid with hugs, relationships, and, of course, the creative energy they bring.

  4. Your reading pile will wait.

  5. You'll return to those projects next week with renewed joy and energy.

Balancing the different hats of mother and writer can be tricky at times, but it's always worth it.

:) Cheryl


At March 23, 2009 at 10:05 AM , Blogger Yat-Yee said...

We just finished our spring break. My writing and the reading took a back seat, and I didn't regret a single moment. You're right, writing is important, but relationships with our families are even more so. I hope you'll have as great a time as our family did. See you in a week. :)

At March 23, 2009 at 8:04 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

My spring break doesn't start until Easter!!!! *so jealous* Have fun!

At March 23, 2009 at 8:39 PM , Blogger Cheryl Reif said...

Thank you for the good wishes!

:) Cheryl


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