Twiddling my Thumbs

Anyone else feel like you don’t know what to do with yourself when you have a little down time between projects??

I’m doing a little set up for my next work – character sketches and whatnot – and there’s plenty to do around here that doesn’t involve writing.  We start school the day after Labor Day (I homeschool), and today I basically completed our supply shopping with trips to three stores and one website.  This leaves me with plenty of organizing and planning to do over the next two weeks.  I also have some household organizing to do.  So it’s not like I’m bored or anything.

But mentally…

Mentally I just feel sort of… lost… if I’m not actively working on a writing project.

Maybe this is another one of those things that non-writers don’t understand.  The non-writers in my life seem to think that my ongoing project at any given time, is just added stress in my life.  This includes my husband.  They don’t realize that it’s actually just the opposite: writing is an outlet for me, when so much else in my life is stress-inducing.  Therefore, having an active writing project means having an ongoing outlet, always available, regardless of how much stress other aspects of my life are causing me.

That’s probably why I can’t remember a time since I was about 12, that I wasn’t working on a story or poem or some other writing project.

4 comments for “Twiddling my Thumbs

  1. August 21, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Wow, yeah I can imagine how that feels. I usually do drawing on my downtime, if that. Good luck!

    • August 21, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      Ah, if only I had been blessed with that talent! 🙂 I DO need to take some time to play the piano… Emma has hogged all my usual playing time. 🙂

  2. August 21, 2014 at 6:21 am

    That downtime always drives me nuts. Helps to have smaller or future projects to toy with.

    • August 21, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Oh, good, I’m not too weird. Or at least, I’m not the only one who is…

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