Yes, I am the very first person to scream and rant about sticking to a schedule.
Yes, I absolutely mean it.
Yes, there are exceptions.
Listen when I'm burnt out, I'm properly incinerated. I work two jobs and I consider them both JOBS. When I'm doing the barista thing, it's my focus. When I'm writing, it's my focus. When I'm tired and I can;t focus anymore, I need a break.
It doesn't happen too often, but it DOES happen. And believe me, i'm aware that I'm not the only writer with dual sources of income. I'm not bothered by that. it's the life I chose. I also know that now and then you need a chance to shut down and recharge, just like a computer needs to rest.
So now and then I escape. Sometimes it's a movie marathon or a binge watch of a new show. Sometimes I grab a couple of waters and go for a long, meandering walk. Authorities I drive for a few hours in a random direction and listen to music.
the thing is to break routine and let your mind have a rest. That's what works best for me.
After a day or so of goofing around, it's back to work.
One of my walking areas. The sight, I might add, of a story that came to mind on one of my walks.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Now and then take a break.
Posted by James A. Moore
I write fiction, a little of everything and a lot of horror. I've written novels, comic books, roleplaying game supplements, short stories, novellas and oodles of essays on whatever strikes my fancy. That might change depending on my mood and the publishing industry. Things are getting stranger and stranger in the wonderful world of publishing and that means I get to have fun sorting through the chaos (with all the other writer-types). I have a website. This isn't it. This is where you can likely expect me to talk about upcoming projects and occasionally expect a rant or two. Not too many rants. Those take a lot of energy. In addition to writing I work as a barista, because I still haven't decided to quit my day job. Opinions are always welcome.