Good morning, Bloggerland!
Kari here. So today is my day to blog. I got up, looked at my to do list, and knew exactly what I wanted to blog about.
Writing crunch time during a deadline.
I am in the homestretch of book 2 Corpse in the Crystal Ball. Everything is coming together nicely. All my loose ends are getting tied up. The killer is about to be caught...but all of this takes a lot of time sitting in a chair and writing.
I am fortunate enough to get to work at home and just write. I love what I do, but for some reason, it can be exhausting. I can bust my butt doing yard work, clean the house for hours, etc, and not feel as drained as when I write all day.
So I did some research and found this article.
It really makes sense. We're not just working our muscles, we're working our brains. We're mentally drained, have eye strain, carpal tunnel, bad backs, etc. And all of this is worsened by where we write, how we sit, what kind of lighting we use, even what type of food we eat before we write and what time of day we write.
So as I push onward and upward, I am going to be more conscious about all of these elements. Take breaks during low points in the day, write during high points, eat healthier, stretch and exercise.
We might love what we do, but we only have one brain...one body. If we take better care of that, who knows what creative awesomeness might flow forth onto the paper. So eat, sleep and be merry, my people, and write on!