- You may be able to take a break from writing, but you won't be able to take a break from being a writer... Stephen Leigh
The first question that I posed to the I Ching in The I Ching for Writers was "will my writing be successful?" and the response I received was you need to take a rest. Not really the answer I wanted to hear because I'm feeling a lot of momentum right now and right now I want to be a success, no matter how hard I have to work at it. But there is a part of me that is feeling a bit overwhelmed with everything I have started. So taking a rest sounds really good. Just because you're not actually writing doesn't mean that your writing brain isn't working. Yesterday I wrote a decent poem in my head at work and didn't put it on paper until late at night. I'm going to try and slow it down this week, if you're feeling overwhelmed with writing as well, what can you do today to feel less overwhelmed. Maybe today would be a good day to set the timer for only 10 minutes and write about a favorite resting spot. Now get back to work.
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