To do what you love can sometimes be stressful. -Toni Braxton.
Books are big work
What’s more, we have to think up every bit of them, and choose the right set-ups and surprises for our readers. Making these judgements can take a lot out of writers.
Choices take Energy
I’m not saying we’re unique in having to make hundreds or thousands of great and small decisions in a working day. All professions demand the study and dedication in their areas of expertise. But many also have built-in moments of reflection and revitalization, with retreats, study groups, and vacations.
Appreciate Your Advancement
The beauty of these pauses is that we can take whatever time we like to look back and see how far we’ve come. Then we can adjust our braces and tighten our bootlaces for the road ahead. What’s more, we can thank our lucky writing stars that we’ve chosen work that goes a long way towards satisfying our need for challenges, over which we have a lot of control. Work we dreamed of doing when we were little, perhaps, and which we’re still fortunate to enjoy.
I hope you’ll have another great week in your writing career. Cheers, Mel.
Mel Anastasiou writes The Fairmount Manor Mysteries series, starring Mrs Stella Ryman, The Hertfordshire Pub Mysteries series, starring Spencer Stevens, and the Monument Studio Mysteries starring Frankie Ray. She is a founding editor of Pulp Literature Press.