I've recently submitted a completed manuscript to my Western Romance editor, and I'm wiped! It's a good feeling, this exhaustion. It means I used my time wisely. Not a wasted minute! Well... a few wasted minutes on Facebook, but I'm only human. ;)
When I'm brain dead after a completed project, there are a few things I do as I readjust to the real world:
1. Watch Netflix, which isn't exactly the real world, but it is a great stress buster.
2. Remind my friends that I'm still alive and make a few social plans. I tend to stay closeted away while I'm poring over a manuscript, so my friends wait until I emerge. They're so nice.
3. Cook. It's a good idea to refill the freezer for my next lengthy writing binge. When I write and cook at the same time, I burn food. Apparently, my multi-tasking isn't as great as I imagine.
So now that I've come up blinking to the surface again, I will leave you with a picture of my son at the beach, enjoying a little bit of the summer after all!
Like Patricia J, I just turned in a book— a romantic suspense that weighed in at 92,000 words in 3 months and I’m
bread. Brain dead. Three months of getting up a five a.m. and writing (or
staring at the computer, anyway) for eight to ten hours a day. And as always, I
put on five pounds. :-/ So the first thing I did was bake a cake. You know, one
last hurrah before I starve myself until the five pounds are gone.
Then I did…NOTHING. The first day after I turned the book in, I got up at six-thirty and spent TWO hours on my deck, drinking coffee and doing nothing at all. Well, maybe I did catch up on my Facebook posts. Then I had a leisurely lunch and at four-thirty I went to a Pilates class. And that weekend, I went shopping! It felt so strange to have the time to actually go into a store and take the time to look at the sales racks and to even try clothes on.
And then, this week I went to meet my great-niece in Chattanooga. Kinley Bryn was born June 13, and because of the deadline, I couldn’t go see her. She is such a cutie.