Out of Focus

I have returned to the real world and have found that in my absence my body was not well taken-care-of. Three days, lost in a place where assassins lurk, where the good guys are only slightly better than the bad, shere the enemies are poised to invade, and where, in the end, the city is blown to smithereens, I find that I did not get much sleep.

I am looking at my computer and can only see it if I squint. I can't seem to focus, and my mind is as bleary as tea. Is tea bleary? I'm not sure.

The short of it is that this teleporting in and out of strange worlds is not good for the health. Maybe I should take a few days off, stay home, prop up my feet, and sleep rather than picking up the next book in the series.


  1. I know exactly what you mean, Rita! I always give myself a short break (if you can call a month or so short) between books. Though, I also take breaks from writing and go punch things for hours on end four nights a week. That really helps!
    I'm all about physical activity, especially when I'm writing. It does help clear my head.
    I would recommend going for a walk at the end of each day. It helps.

    All that to say - enjoy your days off, you deserve them!

  2. You are so right, Sonia. If you don't take breaks, you will burn out. That is one of those lessons in life that I keep relearning. Hopefully, one day, I'll never forget.


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