” And by the seventh day God completed His work which He had done’ and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.” ~Genesis 2:2
So, I’m all for this Post a Day/ Post a Week 2011 challenge, but there is something to be said for taking a break. So for January 9, 2011, I didn’t write anything. Or anything on a blog. I took the day off. I decided I was needing a break, I don’t usually post this much. It was a nice respite and I’m glad I did it. I didn’t think about blogging, I didn’t blog, I didn’t work on a story, idea, etc. The most I wrote about was a three sentence thing in my journal and 5 songs I want to look up. Whoo. Yup, really exciting.
I’m glad I did. I feel less stressed. Everyone needs a break now and then. Even, gasp, bloggers. Even, gasp, writers. I think we get so caught up in writing that we forget there are other things to life. Like taking a walk with the family. Watching a new show with someone (in this case, my father). Reading a book. Watching candy being made(my mom makes killer English Toffee).
So for me it was a day of rest. And along with that, I made the decision to take a break from Facebook for a while. My goal is one month. Live one month without doing anything on Facebook. Only email friends instead of doing it FB style. Be a bit more personal. I miss the times of non-electronic conversation. I wish we could get back to only letters and notes in the mail. Ah, the 40’s. Those were the days.
And on a side note, I wonder how inspiring would it be to write with a fountain pen? Not really a side note, as that relates to nada above other than the 40’s comment. Just me being curious. I have a ‘fountain’ pen from a friend, it’s actually a disposable, but it has a nib. Anyways, it’s fun, but writes a smidge too fast for me. I pause a lot when I write so ink tends to puddle… I think I need a finer nib. But I’m not quite willing to shell out the $$ it costs in Levenger to get a pen.
Levenger. Now that is a Magazine. Yes, with a capital letter. Any writer or reader should check them out just to drool. They are drool worthy. I myself can’t get anything from them. I’m just not willing to spend $27 for 300 pages of lined paper for a special spiral notebook. It’s snazzy. I’d love it, but too much. Especially for a poor writer.
Curious, are all beginner writers poor?
Okay, so maybe it was a good idea to take a break and maybe not. Seems my post here is quite jumbled and bouncy.