Friday, 22 April 2011

The Sun is Shining - And I Should Be Writing

The sun has been shining and I'm by the seaside. The temptation is on these sunny days to give up work and be out there in the sun. After all, we don't always get many sunny days - last year, the weather around April/May was about as good as it ever got.

And then there's the freelance thing. Freelances don't get holiday pay or job security but they do get the perk of organising their working lives - and a perk is to be out and about when the sun shines while the office workers have to peer enviously out of the windows.

The only trouble is, it's very easy to let days slip away. A bit like dieting and giving yourself little treats for being 'good'. Before you know it, every day you get to eat chocolate and you're really not on a diet.

So even though the sun is shining, try to spend some time with your writing every day, even if it's just for ten minutes. Then, when it starts to rain again - as it undoubtedly will - you'll be ready to go.

(BTW that's obviously do as I say, rather than do as I do...)

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