31-05-24: Sometimes…you just have to…

It’s been month since I did a blog post. That’s how it goes, sometimes.

In truth, I have had a 4-week break from writing. I had some other things to do, yes,but I needed a re-set, too. Writing is not a hard labour prison sentence! You are allowed to stop for a while when ever you want.

I did just that.

Of course, if you have deadline pressure, stopping is more difficult, and if you want to finish the manuscript (I do) then it won’t write itself – every ‘break’ you take puts the finish back a bit. There’s another way to look at it, though. You come back refreshed, eager to resume the writing. Your mind is free from previous concerns and distractions. Who’s to say that in this state of mind you won’t write more lucidly and more…words!?

Anyway, I’m back on it, now. I just completed a chapter containing 4 murders and I was a little overwhelmed by it, in part this is why I took the break. I am 68,000 words in, so another 20,000 or so to go!

Wish me luck!

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