This past weekend I was at the beach. Yeah baby. Right? And now I’m back at home. But I wish I was still at the beach. Although despite all those years of thinking I would be one of those writers who would stare out at the ocean and write all the important words while sipping on some good bourbon; I did not one lick of writing. Not one word. It’s shameful really. Especially with all the things I have due. I have this deadline on the first, that’s like 3 days away….and I’m not working on it still, because I’m wishing I was back at the beach. So maybe the post vacation slump is true.
Although to be fair, I basically did no writing the week leading up to vacation either. Planning on camping for four days with two young kids had me so stressed that every time I looked at the computer my brain shouted “NO!” at me. So does that count as a pre vacation slump? All told this will put me at not writing for the past two weeks. That’s a long time for a writer to go not writing. And it’s not like I don’t have ideas, or things to work on. I have five things in various stages that need my attention, and then the five new ideas I came home with to start at least jotting down info so I don’t lose the idea, but really all I want to do is lay down. On ice preferably, as I also brought home a wicked sunburn from the beach.
Maybe I’m not in a slump at all. Maybe it’s the natural ebb and flow of being a writer (ha! look an a beachy metaphor!). Who knows really. Not me it seems. I guess I’ll go make a list, and start ticking things off one at a time. And because I work best on deadline, I’ll be making the first my bitch. Edits will get done. Things will get written. All while I’m dreaming of the beach.
Sheri Williams is a out of the box writer. Not a fan of any one genre she hops through them like lil bunny FuFu in that meadow. You can find her all over social media at: https://www.facebook.com/Williams.Sheri.Author and https://twitter.com/AuthorSheri Sheri took the featured picture at Dauphin Island, Alabama.