Friday, May 10, 2013

Relaxation


Sometimes the publishing business is slooowwww.  Sometimes it feels as if it's ground to a complete halt.  You can stress out, shoot off emails to your agent every fifteen minutes, and whine about it to anyone who will listen.  But those things will not make you friends.

So this week I'm celebrating things I did to de-stress.
1)  I relaxed,  spent time with friends,  did errands,  and watched TV.
2)  I dove into the TBR pile and read Blake Snyder's Save The Cat -- awesome! -- and a novel by my favorite author.
3)  I brainstormed with my BFF about new story ideas.
4)  And then I relaxed some more. 

I hope the publishing logjam breaks free soon, but until then, it's all good 'cause I'm chillin'! :-)



This post is part of VikLit's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever!

27 comments:

Kate Larkindale said...

Good to hear you're relaxing a bit. You deserve it! Especially since I'm going to be all over you to start writing that amazing new book you're planning...

Lara said...

Hooray for relaxation! :)

Heather Holden said...

Love all the positive things in this post! I agree, relaxing is far better than stressing, especially when it involves things like reading and brainstorming! :)

Shah Wharton said...

Oh I so want to read Save the Cat! I MUST do that (before I forget again!) Glad you're de-stressing. It's a very valuable way to spend time. Enjoy.X

Shah X

I'm celebrating here: http://shahwharton.com/2013/05/celebrate-the-small-things-turning-pages.html

Natalie Aguirre said...

It's great to relax sometimes. I'm realizing that I need more of that too. Have a great weekend!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Yes, everything in the publishing world is abysmally slow. And the huge waiting times between all the steps in the process can drive you insane. But rest assured, when things happen, they WILL happen all at once with everything due at the same time!

shelly said...

Good. Just relax. Have some chocolate, too.

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

We don't do enough chillin'. Let the anxiety go for awhile and breath out. It is mighty good for the soul.

tfwalsh said...

Taking time out is not always easy, but you deserve it... can't wait to read your new story... might have to bug you about it too:)

M.L. Swift said...

Nice legs. Are they yours?

I've seen this Celebrate bloghop, and it's great. The only thing that keeps me from doing it is the weekly schedule, not that I'm not grateful everyday. But the one thing I like about writing and working from home (at least at this point), is that I can set my own schedule. If it were monthly...I can handle that.

M.L. Swift, Writer

Annalisa Crawford said...

I love that photo. I want to be on that beach. Downtime is good for us. I can't remember the last time I didn't have my laptop glued to my lap - I must take your example and read a book!

LD Masterson said...

Chillin' is good. Enjoy.

mshatch said...

Relaxing is good for the soul and the beach is one of my most favorite places to do it. Ah the sound of the surf, the smell of the sea, the sun the sand...it's like Heaven :)

Suzanne Furness said...

Glad you get the chance to relax but hope you hear some good news soon.

michelle said...

Enjoy your R&R moments!
What a great pair of legs... are they yours?

Writer In Transit

Kelly Hashway said...

Glad you're finding time to relax. I have client edits booked through mid-July so no relaxing for me, but I'm not complaining. Got to make a living. :)

Rachna Chhabria said...

Glad you were able to relax and make inroads into your TBR.

Lisa Gail Green said...

I feel more relaxed just reading this. I definitely need a break! LOL

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Relaxing is good for the soul.
And Save the Cat is an awesome writing book.

Robin said...

It is good to unwind. You never know when you are about to be really busy.

Al Diaz said...

Did you go to the beach? Now I'm so jealous, hahaha. And hey, thanks for the suggestion. I'm right now listening to Armik and its wonderful! :)

S.K. Anthony said...

Relaxing, reading, brainstorming and relaxing some more sounds wonderful!

Enjoy your weekend ;)

DMS said...

Relaxation is so important! I loved this post because it reminded me to take the opportunities to relax when they present themselves. Right now I need to find some time to relax!
~Jess

Stephen Hayes said...

Sometimes "chilling" is the most productive thing you can do.

Julie Flanders said...

I want to read Save the Cat, have heard nothing but good things about it. Glad you were able to relax and chill this week! :)

Cathy Keaton said...

I like the sound of this! I need to read some books by my fave authors, too. I don't do that enough and I really like so few of the books I actually read.

VikLit said...

Brainstormin' and relaxin' sounds good! :)

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