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I know it’s been ages since I’ve updated this blog. My new job keeps me pretty busy but I’ve got the weekend off so I thought I’d put some thoughts down on “paper”. One thing that I’ve learned is that I have to take care of myself. It is so easy to get wrapped up in a job you love that time seems to pass quickly and before you know it you’ve been sitting at the computer for a few hours. I’ve learned that I need to get up and move around more, stretch, give my eyes a break and eat at regular intervals.

Sleep. Everyone needs it, but few of us get enough. How many nights do writers lie in bed thinking of plots, characters, the next big project, the project that keeps haunting your thoughts and not get the sleep we need to be productive? Too many nights than I want to admit to. Turning your mind off is hard when you’re creative. Some of my best ideas come right before I go asleep. Then I spend the night in my dreams working out the details only to awaken and be blank. That old adage about keeping a notepad and a pen by your bed is fine if you don’t need glasses to see what you’re writing.

So take care of yourself. Get some rest, eat regularly and remember to get up from your computer once in a while. Do these things and you’ll have more energy and be more productive.

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Vacation

The good thing about being a freelance writer is the ability to take a vacation when you want. I had my best friend that I’ve known since first grade come down to Florida to see me. It was great to spend four days catching up and remembering all the times we had as kids. We’ve known each other for 42 years! Lord, I’m getting old, lol.

Now she’s back on a plane to New Jersey with plans to come back in a few years and I have to catch up on the work I’ve been putting off.

Her visit has revitalized me and I’m ready to write. So, I’m breaking out pencil and paper, I find it easier to re-write by hand first, and get to it.

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