Friday, August 24, 2012

For the Weekend

As you head into the weekend, here's something for you to think about. As a writer, many times it's hard to focus on anything but my manuscripts. Or the writing industry in general. Sometimes it's nice to get away from anything writing and rest. Just think about other things.

Really, I don't do that very often. Sure, my mind can focus n other "things" when needed, like homework help with the children or conversations with family and friends. I'm not talking about those times. I'm talking about when my mind is free to think about whatever I want. Always, well almost always, my mind loves to dream about my characters.

What about you? Do you find you can't stop thinking about your writing? If so, how to you drag yourself away?

Enjoy your break this weekend!
Photo from the Graphics fairy via here on earth
Talynn

22 comments:

  1. I didn't think much about it when I was on vacation last weekend. Maybe a little.

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    1. I hope I can keep mu mind clear while I'm n vacation. I'm going to my favorite place in the world and I'll be with my favorite people in the world, so it shouldn't be too hard. Maybe... hehe

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  2. I so plan on doing this tomorrow. I'm going to the beach and I want to not think about writing, blogging, critiquing or anything else all day. ;0)

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    1. Enjoy your day! The beach sounds wonderful:)

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  3. I'm not sure, I don't think I do anything intentionally to not think about writing....

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    1. Sometimes, it's just in our head. But if you can escape every now and then, you deserve a break:) Enjoy your rest time when it happens:)

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  4. It can be tricky but I think we all need to do it from time to time. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. I know. I find my wondering to my favorite characters all the time. I think I may be addicted. Is it a terrible disease?

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  5. I was technically on vacation all this past week. I only really took one full day off to spend out with my family. What did we do for fun? Went to visit sites in DC I used my my novel so I could take pictures and confirm I got all the details right.

    Well, we also had a great lunch, visited a ton of museums, walked the entire National Mall, and got caught in a rain storm. No everything was about writing, but some of it was. :)

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    1. I have never been to DC! I think it would be fascinating to go and get caught in a rainstorm. Fun!

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  6. Another new bloggy look!

    I can never seem to put my story out of my head, I've given up trying.

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    1. Who knows? Visit tomorrow and it may be different yet again! I'm kinda like that! Or, my blog is any way. I think my muse sneaks into my blog design and changes my template whenever she feels like it:)

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  7. I'm setting aside October to do no thinking about writing at all. Right now that seems impossible because writing is all I do think about. I know it's going to be quite a change of pace, but since I'm going to be traveling and doing some hiking, that will direct my attention away from this passion of mine.

    Great suggestion!

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    1. Just be careful. Traveling and walking in nature seems to keep my mind occupied with plot and character. hehe

      Enjoy your time away!

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  8. Thinking about writing is sanity for me. It makes me happy. :O) I do turn it off so I can give my whole attention to my family, but overall it really is about all I think of.

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    1. You sound a lot like me:) I'm writing so many books at one time it's hard not to think about my writings!

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  9. And I forgot to say "Beautiful blog!"

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    1. Oh thanks! I may keep this one for awhile!

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  10. For me, switching off isn't the problem, it's switching back on I find difficult.

    When my brain can't take any more, I walk away and read, watch a DVD, go shopping for food etc. Getting back into it is hard.

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    1. Well. Sometimes, when I'm at a stand still in my story, I have a hard time getting back in hbe groove. But when inspiration strikes, I can't stop thinking about it!

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  11. I think about my writing most of the day. In terms of how I pull myself away, I stop when my daily obligations demand it, but look forward to getting a good hour of writing in after everyone in my household is asleep. :-) Luckily, I've always been more of a night owl, so that schedule works for me.

    Be well, my friend,
    ~J

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  12. Sometimes I think my family is the only thing that can pull me away!

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