Friday, April 9, 2004

I very much want this t-shirt.

Writing Thoughts

Lots to talk about, but I’m not really in the mood to write. I haven’t been in the mood to write all week, really. So I haven’t.

This causes the Gurney Halleck in me to rage, “Mood?!? Mood’s a thing for cattle and love-play, not writing!” And, yes, it’s important to write even when you’re not in the mood. But not every time you’re not in the mood.

I think it comes down to distinguishing between genuine laziness and genuine burn-out. Sometimes, I just want to really rest. Pushing myself to work at those times is unhealthy.

And I think that comes down to respect. Respect for myself, and my body, and my work rhythms. Recognizing that I need time to rest and recharge. And accepting that I can write next week just as easily as I can write this week.

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