By Jennifer Haymore
I’ve just started writing my fourth book for Grand Central Publishing while at the same time starting to promote my upcoming release, A TOUCH OF SCANDAL. I’ve decided to approach the writing of this new book a little differently. First of all, instead of writing every day until I’m too exhausted to eek out one more word, I’m going to give myself a word/page count. Once I accomplish that goal each day, I’m done! No more write-till-I-drop sessions. If I follow my carefully thought-out mathematical plan, I should (a) get my book written in time, and (b) not lose sight of the world I exist in—especially my poor family who really does miss me when I crawl into that cave.
This plan has gone fairly smoothly so far. At times, life does get in the way, which is rather worrisome, but I’m continuing to plug along. My husband has bought the complete Battlestar Galactica series on blu-ray, so after I finish my writing for the day, I’ve been rewarding myself with an episode. It’s so refreshing to go from upper-class 1828 England to gritty spaceship battles! I admit, I almost get whiplash some nights… But I think this plan just might work to keep me from burnout and keep my brain recharged.
What about you? How do you recharge after a long day of writing (or whatever work you do)? How do you keep from getting burnt out?
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