I just have to laugh about the topic this week – should you take sick days? Yes, you should! It seems like a great idea. Not that I would know.
It’s sad that I’m even writing this post, like I’m some expert on it. I’m a poster child of imbalance. I should take sick days and vacation days, and I don’t!!!
My day job will knock me out of writing a good number of days, with businessy deadlines and all, but never physical illness. Now I feel all jinxy saying that. I don’t want to give my body subconscious cues to get sick, like it deserves a day off from writing or something!
When he wants to get my attention, my cat starts biting the corner of my laptop. My husband complains that I stare at a glowing rectangle all day. I lead a totally unbalanced life, apparently. However, I once read an article where J.R. Ward says she does, too, and that made me feel better, even though she has quite a bit better sales to show for it. lol. Oh well!
I actually have fond memories of being sick, because I just sit and bed and read all day, but I haven’t been that sick in many years. So, I count myself really lucky.
Okay, I think I am going to take the rest of the night off and relax with a good book before I can type any more and sound even more pathetic. If you want advice on whether a writer should take sick days, read the posts of my comrades below. Except maybe James, the other no-sick-days Word Whore. *waves at James*