It was a hard decision to make and I'm already feeling slightly guilty over it but today I did something that goes against my every character.
I'm not to going to complete a project. At least for now.
This year I started out in a huge writing mode. I began a 100k in 100 days challenge. I didn't reach my target but this is what I got done:
1) X1 Finished first draft for Inside the Broom Closet.
2) 30K in round two/three of edits for Beast Inside.
And in my NaNo project I'm16k in.
I was looking forward to having the first two weeks off in April so I could get a good head start. What I didn't expect was getting a sinus infection for the first week that left me bedridden and having so much to do in the second week when we went up to the boyfriend's parent's home in Darlington. It hasn't been a holiday where I've been able to relax and rest. So naturally in this NaNo project I've been behind and trying to desperate catch up on my word count while also making sure I've got posts ready for this A-Z challenge.
Cue an insane amount of headaches.
I hope this post isn't sounding like a rant or a whine. It isn't. I do have a point to it.
I stopped my NaNo project, I'm resting, and I'm going to be very glad that I did it. Because, honestly, I've pushed a lot of projects onto myself for the beginning of this year and the lesson to be learnt is... sometimes you really need to take a step back and rest. Sometimes your body needs to chill out and rest so listen to it. I love writing. But if it's getting to a point where I'm getting headaches, losing sleep because of how much time I've spent looking at a bright screen, and struggling to juggle too many things at once it is so not worth it. Rest. Leave it for a while. It's not quitting. It's not giving up. I'm just going to concentrate on the blogging challenge and properly take a break from everything writing and blogging in May.
Seriously, don't stress yourself out with projects. Have some 'you' time and don't feel guilty at all.