Sometimes, we need to take a break from writing. Stop what we're doing and recharge our batteries. You'll know what I mean, if you've been sitting in that seat for hours on end. Your poor back is aching, along with your shoulders, and your neck, and those eyes are stinging from staring at the screen for so long. On top of all this, your muse has deserted you. Got up and walked out on you. Your brain feels fuzzy, and you can't think straight any more.
Its time to getaway. Go outside, and get some fresh air if you can. There is nothing like it after your brain has been busy for hours trying to work out what happens next in your story. Or perhaps you are in the thick of a major edit? Killing off your darlings, fretting over how much to cut, or what to cut and what to leave in the story.
My favourite getaway is a walk, and if its daylight, visual distractions are doubly good. They give my brain something new and interesting to think about. If its dark, then I focus on breathing in the fresh air, listening and striding out.
Half an hour usually does the trick, often I'll go back to my desk able to work out what I want to write next. What do you do when you need a break? How do you recharge?
There is no A to Z Challenge post on Sunday, although I'll be posting my Goal list as usual. The challenge posts will be back on Monday with the letter H, and on that note, I'll finish my first week of posts with songs from the movie Grease.
Have a good Easter, HAPPY SATURDAY!