Thursday, October 10, 2013

A little down time never hurt anyone...

Everyone needs a break now and again.

I'm currently in the middle of a little down time. I've had days off scattered here and there, of course, and I had a little bit of a vacation to Cape Cod two months ago, but this is the first time in a while that I'm not really working on anything. Nope. No projects crossing my desk, and if there were any, I'm ignoring them.

Breaks like these are essential. I'm currently letting the mind recharge, and letting my body rest. I'm taking a nice nap in the midday hours, and I'm catching up on my reading (I'm currently reading buddy Jason Letts' THE SCARS OF AMBITION, great book). I'm catching up on projects that have taken a back seat (at least that's what I'm telling myself). And I'm preparing the farm for the winter months ahead.

My hope, though, is to get back to work on a new project either next week or the week after. I haven't decided if the next project is a YA tale I've been meaning to tell for a couple of years now, or if I'm going to hunker down and write a long book, one that may or may not trump REDEEMED in size and scope. That will all come into clearer focus within the next few days. Of course, there is still some editing to be done (JJ5 is on the hard drive, and so is a murder mystery novella and another hush-hush project that needs a bit of polish), but it's not time yet.

Until that time arrives, I'm kicking back and relaxing as the brisk winds of fall churn the leaves about.