The great thing about being a Type A bookworm with an over-active imagination is that I rarely experience boredom. I can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve felt that restless anxiety of trying to find something to do. If I didn’t have my nose in a book then I would be writing. If I wasn’t writing, then I’d be working. If I wasn’t working, then … You get the picture.
This past weekend, on a glorious rainy Saturday when I would normally have my fingers glued to the keyboard pounding away, I found myself bored.
It’s not that I didn’t have anything to do. With the first draft of Pardon Falls done, I should start the re-read and launch into the edits. But it’s too soon. I need to let the manuscript age. The beginning of the third and final book in the trilogy is poking at me, eager for me to get going, but I need time to re-fuel. Writing is like a marathon and I can’t imagine running again without carbing up.
So, that’s what I did. Rather than iron all of my husband’s clothes or rearrange my sock door, I dug my nose into Thomas Mullen’s “The Revisionists” (an awesome book by the way) and will plow through another book before I start revising my own. Rather than fall to boredom and spend my time polishing silver, I’ll load up on engaging stories and beautifully written prose for when it comes time to polish Pardon Falls.
So, dear blogger buddies, how do you reload between projects?