Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Too much of a good thing

My new 'school' is temporarily closed due to a power failure. Music to my ears as a kid but as a (semi) adult I was a little put out - I'd rather get the whole thing over with as soon as possible, time is money, yadda yadda.

But it has given me a chance to start my last story - and so far I've written 1400 words. I hadn't realised how much I'd missed it. The break has clearly done me good; my writing was rejuvenated and I'm very happy with the story so far. Perhaps I was feeling a little jaded and burned out before? It's a real possibility, as I just wasn't sold on the last three stories that I'd written.

I have to wait around Thursday morning for our new sofa delivery, so I'll get a chance to write more then. Certainly the benefits of having a decent break between the first and second draft are very clear to me now.


Angie said...

Bummer, but it's good that you're using this chance to write and finding it so refreshing! I think a break from your writing is very good so you can see it with fresh eyes.

Beccy said...

It's good to hear that your writing is benefitting from the break.

Betty the Sheep said...

A break is always good, sometimes you get stuck in something and you can't see the wood for the trees.