One of our upcoming episodes is about self-care as a writer, and making sure you give yourself what you need in order to be healthy and creative. I talked about this guilt spiral I have (that I'm sure some other creatives have, too): I get stressed, so I stop creating, which only makes me guilty and more stressed because I'm not working toward my goals.
So, since the holidays are coming up and things are busy and insane, I'm taking a step to break that cycle. I'm giving myself a hiatus from writing solo projects until January. No short stories, no novels, no essays, no poems. Giving myself permission to press pause and recover from the insanity that has been 2016, and acknowledging that it's okay to take that rest.
I'm going to try to keep up with blogging here in the meantime, but I make no promises. Words and I need to take some time apart so that we can get a fresh start soon.
So, if I don't see you or blog between now and then: happy holidays, happy New year, and remember to take some time to look after yourself and your own needs. I promise, it's important, and the creative world will be there when you're ready to come back.
Parmeshen, and some other work with co-authors in the meantime. And she's still waiting on a final publication date for her short story "Glitter Bomb," but it should be very soon!