I'm writing this at just past ten on a wet Friday morning and another weekend is in the offing. For some writers (full or part time) the weekend is an opportunity to..well..write. I'm lucky enough to spend a large proportion of my week days at the keyboard so I do (often reluctantly) try to stay out of the office for a couple of days.
That's not to say I'm not working. I'm usually turning something over in my head throughout but outwardly I'm engaged in normal, human weekend activity. It's one of the great advantages of being a writer - you can do the important groundwork anywhere.
Even if sometimes you itch to get at the keyboard it's often valuable to have time away from a project so you'll feel refreshed when you next sit down.
OK - as I'm going to a rock gig this weekend and will lubricate the event in traditional style 'refreshed' probably isn't the appropriate word for how I'll be feeling Monday morning. But distance from your own writing is often the best way to see its faults as well as the merits you forget as you read it for the umpteenth time.
We all have different ways of operating. Some writers I know 'blitz' a project and don't step away from it until it's finished. If there's a deadline in the offing there's often little choice. But although I like to set my own deadlines for completion taking a break from a draft, in my case, always proves worthwhile.
I'll be applying this method as I near completion of rewrites on book 2.
So however you're spending your weekend, remember to enjoy yourself. Writing or resting - it's all for the good of your creativity.
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