A Day Off

Denim & Diamonds by Lori Robinett

Denim & Diamonds by Lori Robinett

I work full-time, and have spent the last few months writing like a madwoman. It is paying off. I signed a contract with CaryPress last month, and Denim & Diamonds will be released next month. I submitted a manuscript to The Wild Rose Press for the upcoming Lobster Cove series, and really hope that story impresses them enough to offer a contract.

My point is, all my time has been filled for several months now. I work. I write. I edit. I rewrite. I update social media. So, yesterday, I decided it was time for a break. I spent the afternoon on the couch curled up with my puppies and watched a Deep Space 9 marathon. I’m kinda partial to Deep Space 9. I went to a Star Trek convention last year and met several of the actors: Max Grodenchik, Aron Eisenberg, Chase Masterson, Jeffrey Combs, Cirroc Lofton. It was absolutely wonderful! Watching TV I mean. Such a refreshing day.

Oddly enough, that break was good for me. I was afraid I’d lose momentum if I took a break, but I slept good last night and awoke feeling recharged. I’ve spent the morning reworking my website, jotting ideas for a new story, and thinking about the draft I need to rewrite.

DSCF3372So, even though you feel like you have so much to do that you can’t possibly take a break, sometimes that’s exactly what you need to do. And if you’re looking for something to do, watch Star Trek.

2 thoughts on “A Day Off

  1. Great advice. I’ve been making myself shut the work stuff down by 6 p.m., break for a couple hours then come back to the fiction for an hour or two before bed.

    Can’t wait to hold this book in my hands!

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