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Breaks and Vacations

I finished Nano last November and won. Then, in December, I realized how tired and… well, down I felt about my writing.

You know the stage: I suck, my writing sucks, whimper, bleh.

Yeah, that one.

I mentioned this to Ms. Wicked. Her response was a snort, then a smack upside my head.

She asked me what I’d been doing all last year.

Well, writing.

How many times had I been on deadline?

Um, most of the year.

How many classes had I taken.

Um, a lot.

Don’t forget about the three months I spent student-teaching.


Then she asked me what the last thing I’d sat down and read–for pleasure–had been.

I drew a blank.

It made me realize something. Yes, I’m a writer. But, I was a reader first. You know the whole ‘continuing education’ thing?

For writers, to me, that is continuing to read.

I hadn’t been making time for it.

So, after stealing my whip and my pencils, she ordered me to take some time off and catch up on my reading.

Wow, it was so much fun.

Now it’s the new year, the kids are (finally) back in school, and I’m geared and ready to write some more.

Thank goodness for those who are willing to smack you with the truth. Even when it’s literally, LOL.

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