|Some days you just want to lay on the couch and bury your head in a pillow.|
I love to read, but it's hard to find the time to focus on a novel (one reason I often read collections of short stories). But this week, I read one non-fiction parenting book, and I'm getting into Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice, which I've been meaning to read for a while. Reading helps recharge my writing batteries.
I've been meaning to re-read a few old short stories to polish and edit them some more. I don't have the energy for intensive editing, but sometimes it's good to get a quick overview of where the story's at, and if it's working the way I want it to.
I've been a bit stuck on the novel I'm working on (I'd been mostly working on short stories the past two months), but I want to get back into it. I've been developing an outline to sort of clarify the plot in my head, and that's helped a lot.
I don't do this enough. That makes thinking hard. I'm trying to catch up.
5. Long Walks
These are a good time to think, reflect, and imagine. I've always enjoyed being outside, and I'm hoping the exercise will do me good. It helps me clear my head, and gave me the idea for this blog.