Blog by VONNIE DAVIS -- International, Award-Winning Romance Author: Adventurous...Humorous...Amorous.
Friday, March 8, 2013
When One Smacks the Wall by Vonnie Davis
My brain is fried. My creative juices nearly dry. And my eyes are weary and blurry. Yup, I've officially smacked the wall and I'm all used up for a while. It was a Christmas novella that did me in, trying to meet publishers' deadlines for Christmas stories.
I've been writing nonstop for nearly three years, during which time I've contracted eight books and novellas. As soon as I'd type "The End" on one story, I'd open a new document and start something new. At many times I had three projects on the go. I've taken very few days off, pushing myself to get as many things out there as I could, to make a name for myself in some small way. But we all know quality outshines quantity any day. I'm running out of quality, folks. I need a bit of a break.
So, for the next two or three weeks, I'm going to pretend I'm normal. I'll do things like clean out closets and organize my spices. Flirt with my husband and boss the grandkids. Repot some houseplants and get a pedicure. And--supressing a **SQUEE** here--plan our trip to Paris. We've decided to go sometime in September. Am I excited? I can't begin to tell you how much.
I'll still be around these next few weeks, blogging and emailing, posting on facebook and twitter. But, for now, the writing cave is closed for creative repairs.