If you’re like me, you take writing (or whatever hobby you happen to be into) seriously. If I’m not actively writing, I’m usually editing. If I’m not editing, I’m always marketing – usually in the form of Tumblr, facebook or similar. In my loosely defined yearly ‘schedule,’ it is rare then, then I have long breaks or gaps. My definition of ‘long’ BTW, translates somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 weeks. I like my mini-breaks (mostly because they coincide with an actual vacation), but sometimes it’s nice to wake up on a weekend and not feel the need to open my laptop and get down to business. Call me lazy, but by mentally allowing myself a break, I can indulge in chilling out, having no agenda, and doing whatever the hell I want.
And of course, when I allow myself to relax, new ideas seem to come forward without so much as trying. Hubs and I were lucky enough to travel to both Dubai and South Africa (to help celebrate friends’ weddings – yay!) and during the trip came up with: a unique website idea, a children’s book (which became a running inside joke throughout the trip), and a television show (hello, Travel Channel). A prior holiday yielded an idea for a podcast (not that we’ve done anything about it…). I think the ideas this time around might marinate for awhile, but I do want to eventually get to them – especially the kids book.
Now, if I could just ensure that I get an idea for a sequel I need to write during an upcoming trip to the States in July, that would be awesome…
Are you type A enough like me to actually schedule time off?
Daily procrastination on the internet does not count.