End (for Now) Almost in Sight
I did something bad yesterday and worked—briefly—on the current WIP. It felt GOOD. Really GOOD. I couldn’t do anything with writing earlier, other than editing and all the technical stuff to ready my books for self-publishing, because the day job and school filled all the recesses of my brain and drained me physically with only five hours—or less—of sleep every night for much too long. It was bad enough that I haven’t been inside a grocery store in nearly a month and racked up insane amounts for restaurants on my credit cards. I talk to my mentees about work-life balance, yet I can’t seem to find it myself. Hypocritical, I know. (Or maybe it’s my control issues…but that’s a topic for another day.)
I have two finals next week—then two whole weeks of freedom! I still have plenty of work at the day job, but I finished the big, headache-inducing projects and have no more 5 and 6 AM meetings until 2012. I can almost taste the peace and freedom—and the joy of writing again.